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North to the apricots : the escape stories of Sergeant Bruce Crowley DCM, New Zealand prisoner of war in Greece & Germany 1941-1943 / as told to Julia Millen.

By: Crowley, Bruce, 1916-2003 [author.].
Contributor(s): Millen, Julia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Bocoman Ltd in association with Writes Hill Press, 2012Description: xiv, 126 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780473214166 (pbk.).Subject(s): Crowley, Bruce, 1916-2003 | Prisoners of war -- New Zealand | Prisoners of war -- Germany | Prisoner-of-war escapes -- Germany | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, New Zealand | Prisoner-of-war escapesDDC classification: 940.547243 Summary: "Sergeant Bruce Crowley was the first New Zealand prisoner of war to make a successful escape from a German stalag back to Britain in World War II. Years later, aged 80, he related his remarkable experience to writer Julia Millen"--Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"Sergeant Bruce Crowley, A Section 4RMT of the NZ Army Service Corps was captured during the Allied withdrawal from Greece in April 1941, he escaped and was recaptured several times in Greece and for several months lived among Greek villagers. He later escaped from a German work camp in Breslau in 1943 and was the first NZ POW to make a successful escape from Germany to neutral Sweden"--Publisher information.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 124)

"Sergeant Bruce Crowley was the first New Zealand prisoner of war to make a successful escape from a German stalag back to Britain in World War II. Years later, aged 80, he related his remarkable experience to writer Julia Millen"--Back cover.

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