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The Cooler King : the true story of William Ash : spitfire pilot, POW and WWII's greatest escaper / Patrick Bishop.

By: Bishop, Patrick (Patrick Joseph) [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2015Description: xi, 305 pages : illustrations; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781782390220 (hbk.); 1782390227 (hbk.).Subject(s): Ash, William, 1917-2014 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German | Prisoner-of-war escapes -- GermanyDDC classification: 940.547243092 Summary: The Cooler King tells the astonishing story of William Ash, an American flier brought up in Depression-hit Texas, who after being shot down in his Spitfire over France in early 1942 spent the rest of the war defying the Nazis by striving to escape from every prisoner of war camp in which he was incarcerated.
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The true wartime story of William Ash - the inspiration for Steve McQueen's character in The Great Escape . A thrilling tale of incredible courage and resilience, from one of Britain's bestselling military historians.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Cooler King tells the astonishing story of William Ash, an American flier brought up in Depression-hit Texas, who after being shot down in his Spitfire over France in early 1942 spent the rest of the war defying the Nazis by striving to escape from every prisoner of war camp in which he was incarcerated.

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