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The Resource The last escaper, by Peter Tunstall ; foreword by Major-General Corran Purdon

The last escaper, by Peter Tunstall ; foreword by Major-General Corran Purdon

Label
The last escaper
Title
The last escaper
Statement of responsibility
by Peter Tunstall ; foreword by Major-General Corran Purdon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Peter Tunstall's memoir of his days in the British Royal Air Force and as one of the most celebrated British POWs of World War II. Tunstall was an infamous tormentor of his German captors. Dubbed the "cooler king" on account of his long spells in solitary, he once dropped a water "bomb" directly in the lap of a high-ranking German officer. He also devised an ingenious method for smuggling coded messages back to London. But above all he was a highly skilled pilot, loyal friend, and trusted colleague. Without false pride or bitterness, Tunstall recounts the hijinks of training to be a pilot, terrifying bombing raids, and elaborate escape attempts at once hilarious and deadly serious--all part of a poignant and human war story superbly told by a natural raconteur."--Provided by publisher
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395441
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1918-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tunstall, Peter
Dewey number
940.54/7243/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Purdon, Corran
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tunstall, Peter
  • Air pilots, Military
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
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Label
The last escaper, by Peter Tunstall ; foreword by Major-General Corran Purdon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1068828
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781468310559
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781468310559
  • (OCoLC)881093954
Label
The last escaper, by Peter Tunstall ; foreword by Major-General Corran Purdon
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1068828
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781468310559
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781468310559
  • (OCoLC)881093954

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