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Die Like the Carp!: the Story of the Greatest Prison Escapes Ever

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Title:Die Like the Carp!: the Story of the Greatest Prison Escapes Ever
Price:AUD$11.20 (about USD$7.60)
ISBN:0552116653
Book ID:SB00-0220503
Quantity:1
Publisher:Corgi, Victoria, 1980
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Softcover
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Corgi, 1980, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition

200 g; 286 pages, includes two maps, author's note. Graphically illustrated paperback binding, showing a couple of faint creases on the spine. On the fifth of August 1944, more than 1100 Japanese prisoners of war staged a mass breakout of their camp just outside of Cowra. Of the prisoners who escaped, 231 died, and 334 did escape, but was subsequently recaptured in the following nine days. This episode was basically hidden and cloaked in secrecy for many years, now Harry Gordon has put together the sequence of events, the reasons behind the breakout and the consequences of this action in a readable tale. This is the first Australian printing. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australiana; Military History -- World War II; Military History -- Prisoner- of- War; ISBN: 0552116653. ISBN/EAN: 9780552116657. Inventory No: 0220503.
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