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The dodger [text (large print)] : the extraordinary story of Churchill's cousin and the Great Escape / Tim Carroll.

By: Carroll, Tim.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Bath, England] : AudioGo, 2012Edition: Large print edition.Description: xiv, 458 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781471301186 (Windsor); 9781471301193 (Paragon : pbk.).Subject(s): Dodge, Johnny, 1894-1960 | Stalag Luft III | Sachsenhausen (Concentration camp) | Prisoners of war -- Great Britain -- Biography | Prisoners of war -- Germany -- Biography | Prisoner-of-war escapes -- Germany | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German | Large type booksGenre/Form: Large type books.DDC classification: 940.547243092
Contents:
The Dodger' is the long-awaited story of Johnny Dodge, a wartime hero immortalised in the legendary Hollywood film 'The Great Escape.
Summary: "Of all the Allied prisoners who broke out of Hermann Göring's 'escape proof' camp in the famous episode of March 1944, Johnny Dodge was the most intriguing. American-born Dodge was a cousin by marriage of Winston Churchill. When war broke out, he volunteered for the Army but was captured after Dunkirk. He became a prisoner of war and an inveterate escapologist and troublemaker - eventually becoming one of the ringleaders of the 'Great Escape'. Johnny was thrown into a VIP compound of Sachsenhausen concentration camp on the orders of Heinrich Himmler - but again escaped. After recapture, he was spirited away by the SS to a meeting in Berlin with Hitler's interpreter, who sent him on a clandestine mission to his cousin in Downing Street. His odyssey through the dying embers of the Third Reich to Switzerland and freedom in the company of a louche Nazi apparatchik is the last curious escapade in the story of Johnny's adventurous life."--Back cover.
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The Dodger' is the long-awaited story of Johnny Dodge, a wartime hero immortalised in the legendary Hollywood film 'The Great Escape.

"Of all the Allied prisoners who broke out of Hermann Göring's 'escape proof' camp in the famous episode of March 1944, Johnny Dodge was the most intriguing. American-born Dodge was a cousin by marriage of Winston Churchill. When war broke out, he volunteered for the Army but was captured after Dunkirk. He became a prisoner of war and an inveterate escapologist and troublemaker - eventually becoming one of the ringleaders of the 'Great Escape'. Johnny was thrown into a VIP compound of Sachsenhausen concentration camp on the orders of Heinrich Himmler - but again escaped. After recapture, he was spirited away by the SS to a meeting in Berlin with Hitler's interpreter, who sent him on a clandestine mission to his cousin in Downing Street. His odyssey through the dying embers of the Third Reich to Switzerland and freedom in the company of a louche Nazi apparatchik is the last curious escapade in the story of Johnny's adventurous life."--Back cover.

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