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The Resource Great escaper : the true story of John 'Willy' Williams, Louise Williams

Great escaper : the true story of John 'Willy' Williams, Louise Williams

Label
Great escaper : the true story of John 'Willy' Williams
Title
Great escaper
Title remainder
the true story of John 'Willy' Williams
Statement of responsibility
Louise Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
John 'Willy' Williams was a medical student and passionate surfer turned Squadron Leader and Second World War ace. In the Australian tradition, he insisted on fighting his war in non-regulation attire and led his squadron into air combat over Libya and Egypt dressed in sandals and shorts. Shot down in the Western Desert in 1942, he ended up a POW in Stalag Luft III near the German-Polish border. Willy was among the seventy-six POWs who tunnelled their way out of the supposedly escape-proof camp under the Germans' noses in what later became famous as the Great Escape. Willy and former schoolmate Reg 'Rusty' Keirath, together with two other POWs, made it to Czechoslovakia and were captured by the Gestapo. Hitler was so enraged by the Great Escape that he personally ordered the secret execution of fifty of the seventy-three captured men, in flagrant violation of the Geneva Convention
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Louise
Dewey number
  • 940.5'47243'092
  • 940.547243092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, John
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air pilots, Military
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Warfare and Defence
Label
Great escaper : the true story of John 'Willy' Williams, Louise Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781445654010
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781445654010
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Great escaper : the true story of John 'Willy' Williams, Louise Williams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781445654010
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781445654010
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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      51.5206496 -0.1506959
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