The Resource Human game, Simon Read

Human game, Simon Read

Label
Human game
Title
Human game
Statement of responsibility
Simon Read
Title variation
Human game
Title variation remainder
hunting the Great Escape murderers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In March and April of 1944, Gestapo gunmen killed fifty POWs--a brutal act in defiance of international law and the Geneva Convention. This is the true story of the men who hunted them down. The mass breakout of seventy-six Allied airmen from the infamous Stalag Luft III became one of the greatest tales of World War II, immortalized in the film "The Great Escape." But where Hollywood's depiction fades to black, another incredible story begins . . . Not long after the escape, fifty of the recaptured airmen were taken to desolate killing fields throughout Germany and shot on the direct orders of Hitler. When the nature of these killings came to light, Churchill's government swore to pursue justice at any cost. A revolving team of military police, led by squadron leader Francis P. McKenna, was dispatched to Germany seventeen months after the killings to pick up a trail long gone cold. Amid the chaos of postwar Germany, divided between American, British, French, and Russian occupiers, McKenna and his men brought twenty-one Gestapo killers to justice in a hunt that spanned three years and took them into the darkest realms of Nazi fanaticism. In "Human Game," Simon Read tells this harrowing story as never before. Beginning inside Stalag Luft III and the Nazi High Command, through the grueling three-year manhunt, and into the final close of the case more than two decades later, Read delivers a clear-eyed and meticulously researched account of this often-overlooked saga of hard-won justice
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1974-
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Read, Simon
Dewey number
940.547243
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • McKenna, Francis P
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Stalag Luft III
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War crimes investigation
  • War criminals
  • War crime trials
Label
Human game, Simon Read
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Hunting the Great Escape murderers"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Preamble: The great escape -- Prologue: Sunday, March 26 -- 'Those are my orders' -- Cold case -- Vengeance -- Zlin -- The London cage -- Prime suspects -- Munich -- A death in the mountains -- Saarbrucken -- Danzig -- Finding Scharpwinkel -- Alone -- The order of the blood -- Remembrance -- Acknowledgements -- Appendix A: The fifty -- Appendix B: A survivor's tale
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 330 p.
Isbn
9781780330204
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 15970206
  • (OCoLC)820110136
Label
Human game, Simon Read
Publication
Note
"Hunting the Great Escape murderers"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Preamble: The great escape -- Prologue: Sunday, March 26 -- 'Those are my orders' -- Cold case -- Vengeance -- Zlin -- The London cage -- Prime suspects -- Munich -- A death in the mountains -- Saarbrucken -- Danzig -- Finding Scharpwinkel -- Alone -- The order of the blood -- Remembrance -- Acknowledgements -- Appendix A: The fifty -- Appendix B: A survivor's tale
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 330 p.
Isbn
9781780330204
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 15970206
  • (OCoLC)820110136

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