The Wooden Horse

Author: Eric Williams
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473819776
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It is over fifty years since the critics of the day acclaimed The Wooden Horse as a superbly told story of the most ingenious and daring escape of the Second World War. Millions of readers agreed, and the book became a modern classic. This revised and expanded edition tells the tale. The escape itself was conceived on classical lines. The Greeks built a wooden horse and by means of it got into the city of Troy; in 1943 two British officers built a wooden horse and by means of it got out of a German prison camp. Together with a third companion, they were the only British prisoners ever to escape and reach England from this camp, though many tried. It was Stalag Luft III, designed especially to hold the Germans' most prized captives – Allied aircrew – and considered to be escape-proof. The break from the camp itself is only part of the story. Once outside the wire the escapers were still faced with the problem of getting out of Germany. Fugitives in the midst of a watchful enemy population, they had many close shaves when disaster threatened to overwhelm them – adventures which the reader shares to the full. The fantastic nature of this enterprise, the patience, determination and endurance, above all the steel nerve it demanded from an undernourished physique, are rendered the more impressive by the manner of the telling. The characters are so surely drawn that they could not but be real. Throughout the book runs a vein of humour which alone made those days bearable. The warmth of human companionship born of privation, fear and a common purpose is vividly portrayed.

The Wooden Horse Of Troy

Author: John Malam
Editor: Salariya Publishers
ISBN: 1904642306
Size: 12,44 MB
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The Trojan prince Paris has abducted Helen, the beautiful wife of King Menelaus. It is a crime that will unite all of Greece's armies against the kingdom of Troy. In a 10 year siege, both sides will suffer great bloodshed. This book supports Key Stage 2 History and English and helps achieve the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.

The Wooden Horse

Author: Manoranjan Das
Editor:
ISBN:
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The True Story Of The Wooden Horse

Author: Robert J Laplander
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473836905
Size: 11,89 MB
Format: PDF
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Whilst there have been many accounts from specific escapees who took part in the famed Wooden Horse escape from Stalag Luft III, there have been few objective historical studies of the camp as a whole. Many attempts at escape characterised its history, and the story of its establishment is a fascinating one. Now, historian Robert Laplander attempts to provide a comprehensive history of the camp and compound, framed around the ingenious Wooden Horse escape.??The author describes Eric Williams' classic book The Wooden Horse as merely an introduction to the escape, arguing that its creation was impeded by both a lack of necessary historical scope and regulations of the Crown. Today, however, there is much more material to take advantage of, including official documents that have been released and eye-witnesses that have spoken out Ð enough to justify this re-appraisal of the events at Stalag Luft III. The author's rigourous approach to the subject matter is evident from the outset. Supplemented throughout by a range of fascinating illustrations, including shots of a full scale replica of the vaulting horse used which the author constructed specifically for the purposes of understanding the logistics of the escape yet further, the book represents a competent and exhaustive account of the escape in its entirety, set solidly in context in order to provide an overview of the camps history from establishment to demise.

The Wooden Horse

Author: Hugh Walpole
Editor: Good Press
ISBN:
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"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Wooden Horse

Author: I. M. Richardson
Editor: Troll Communications Llc
ISBN: 9780816700585
Size: 15,14 MB
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A retelling of how the Greeks overcame the Trojans with the aid of a wooden horse.

The Wooden Horse

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Editor: Usborne Books
ISBN: 9781409545354
Size: 16,36 MB
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Voices From The Past The Wooden Horse Of Gallipoli

Author: Stephen Snelling
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1473847303
Size: 19,62 MB
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The initial Allied landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula began on 25 April 1915. Many of those who went ashore at V Beach near Cape Helles did so from the SS River Clyde. In the first full-length study devoted entirely to River Clyde and the men who sailed in her, the author reveals a remarkable tale of human endeavor told in the words of the men who were there: from the naval captain whose brainchild it was, to the teenage midshipmen who risked their lives to rescue the operation from disaster; from the infantrymen who braved a storm of fire to the staff officers who led the assault that finally secured the beachhead; from the armored car machine-gunners whose covering fire saved hundreds of men marooned on the shore, to the navys own infantrymen who ventured out into the bullet-swept waters to succor the wounded.The Wooden Horse of Gallipoli tells the story of how this collier became an icon of the First World War, its stranded bulk synonymous with one of the most extraordinary exploits of a campaign doomed to failure.

The Wooden Horse

Author: Keld Zeruneith
Editor: Overlook Pr
ISBN:
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A provocative history of the founding of western conceptions about society, philosophy, and art links modern beliefs to events in ancient Greece, explaining how such sample factors as the Trojan Horse profoundly influenced subsequent changes in conflict resolution and strategic thinking.

The Wooden Horse Of Troy

Author: Cari Meister
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1404866701
Size: 18,71 MB
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Odysseus and the Greeks had been fighting the Trojans for 10 years when Odysseus comes up with a brilliant idea. Will his plan put an end to the war?