They were American and British air force officers in a German prison camp. With only their bare hands and the crudest of homemade tools, they sank shafts, forged passports, faked weapons, and tailored German uniforms and civilian clothes. They developed a fantastic security system to protect themselves from German surveillance.
It was a split-second operation as delicate and as deadly as a time bomb. It demanded the concentrated devotion and vigilance of more than six hundred men--every one of them, every minute, every hour, every day and night for more than a year.
Made into the classic 1963 war film of the same name starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough.
- ISBN-13: 9780393325799
- ISBN-10: 0393325792
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Publish Date: August 2004
- Dimensions: 8.25 x 5.5 x 0.78 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.58 pounds
- Page Count: 264