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Human game / Simon Read.

By: Read, Simon, 1974-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Constable, 2013Description: xvi, 330 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781780330204 (hbk.); 1780330200 (hbk.).Subject(s): McKenna, Francis P., 1906-1994 | Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- Officers -- Crimes against | Stalag Luft III | Great Britain. Royal Air Force Police. Special Investigations Branch -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prison, German | War crimes investigation -- Germany -- History -- 20th century | War criminals -- Germany -- History -- 20th century | War crime trials -- Germany -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 940.547243812
Contents:
In March 1943, 76 Allied officers tunnelled out of Stalag Luft III. Of the 73 captured over 50 were shot by direct order of Hitler. This is the story of how a British Bobby from Blackpool, Frank McKenna, was sent to post-war Germany on the express orders from Churchill to bring the Gestapo murderers to justice. In a quest that ranges from the devastated, bombed out cities of Europe to the horrors of the concentrations camps, McKenna is relentless in his pursuit.
Summary: In March 1944, 76 Allied officers tunnelled out of Stalag Luft III. Of the 73 captured, 50 were shot by direct order of Hitler. This book tells the story of how a British Bobby from Blackpool, Frank McKenna, was sent to post-war Germany on the express orders from Churchill to bring the Gestapo murderers to justice.
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In March 1944, 76 Allied officers tunnelled out of Stalag Luft III. Of the 73 captured, 50 were shot by direct order of Hitler. This is the story of how a British Bobby from Blackpool, Frank McKenna, was sent to post-war Germany on the express orders from Churchill to bring the Gestapo murderers to justice.

In a quest that ranges from the devastated, bombed out cities of Europe to the horrors of the concentrations camps, McKenna is relentless in his pursuit. A gripping read set in the aftermath of World War II.

"Hunting the Great Escape murderers."--Cover subtitle.

First published in the US by The Berkley Publishing Group, 2012.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

In March 1943, 76 Allied officers tunnelled out of Stalag Luft III. Of the 73 captured over 50 were shot by direct order of Hitler. This is the story of how a British Bobby from Blackpool, Frank McKenna, was sent to post-war Germany on the express orders from Churchill to bring the Gestapo murderers to justice. In a quest that ranges from the devastated, bombed out cities of Europe to the horrors of the concentrations camps, McKenna is relentless in his pursuit.

In March 1944, 76 Allied officers tunnelled out of Stalag Luft III. Of the 73 captured, 50 were shot by direct order of Hitler. This book tells the story of how a British Bobby from Blackpool, Frank McKenna, was sent to post-war Germany on the express orders from Churchill to bring the Gestapo murderers to justice.

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