The Great Escaper: The Life Amnd Death of Roger Bushell – Love, Betrayal, Big X and The Great Escape :: Simon Pearson soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Hodder & Stoughton in association with Imperial War Museums, 2013, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Signed by the author, without dedication, on the title page without provenance but with the Topping & Company promotional wrapper. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps ; List of sources;
From the cover: Squadron Leader Roger Bushell masterminded the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III, immortalised in Paul Brickhills book and the epic film.
But there was far more to this flawed hero than the character moulded in Hollywood fifty years ago. Bushell, the son of a South African mining-engineer, was bold and brash, loved by women and revered by men, a multi-lingual barrister, a fighter pilot and an intelligence asset.
Driven by a sense of duty, Bushell waged an unconventional war on the Nazis. He led an international brigade of prisoners who became one of the mo…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Black titling to the Spine. [VIII] 435 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I draw your attention to more books in my Military catalogue?