Saturday, March 9, 2013

Unnecessary Travel Lengthens The War

1963. The Great Escape – 
The Mirisch Company Inc. Presents


The door opens and a Gestapo agent enters. He glances at the identity cards offered by a pair of SS officers. Not of interest, not on his list. In total there are 76 escaped prisoners from Stalag Luft III and Hitler has ordered a nation-wide manhunt, ein Grossfahndung. The Gestapo agent moves forward and then stops when he comes face to face with the actors Richard Attenborough and Gordon Jackson, escaped POWs disguised as businessmen on the Berlin-Breslau train. There is something about them.

A complete chapter from my upcoming book, This Great Escape: The Case of Michael Paryla, can be found here at the CNQ blog.

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