'Everything you expect in a tale of wartime escape and evasion is here- midnight scrambles across rooftops from the Gestapo, ticket inspectors taking one too ' many looks at forged documents, bayonets jabbed into haystacks, Resistance betrayals, burning Lancasters, evil SS officers, doomed love affairs, heroic self-sacrifice, outrageous strokes of bad or good fortune, despair and jubilation. If this were fiction, it would defy credibility, yet every word is true' Mail on Sunday 'Humanity shines through. A proficient and sensitive account of the best and worst of human behaviour. Some passages. are grim, but there are also picaresque adventures, astounding gambles, comic scrapes and even romance with French girls' Daily Telegraph
John Nichol is the bestselling co-author of 'Tornado Down', The Last Escape and Tail -End Charlies and the author of five novels. Tony Rennell is the author of Last Days of Glory: The Death of Queen Victoria and co-author of When Daddy Came Home, The Last Escape & Tail-End Charlies.