Ned Handy was captured by Germans in April 1944, after his B-24 was shot down. Sent to Stalag 17, the infamous Nazi prison camp, Handy soon led an escape team determined to tunnel to freedom. Along with the unforgettable comrades he vividly describes, Handy worked relentlessly for months on a tunnel that was to prove instrumental in saving the lives of four fugitives sought by the Gestapo. One of those fugitives would become the only American ever to escape permanently from Stalag 17.The Flame Keepers is a vivid first-hand account of an American soldier's experience as a prisoner of war in Nazi Germany and a poignant portrait of the POWs who worked to survive within the wire and their German captors. Illustrated with original photographs taken inside the camp from a smuggled camera and published for the first time in the trade press, The Flame Keepers recounts one of World War II's great untold stories.
Title: The Flame Keepers: The True Story of an American Soldier's Survival Inside Stalag 17
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 2004
ISBN Number: 0786868791
ISBN Number 13: 9780786868797
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Seller ID: 19154
Description: A first-person account of a World War II soldier's incarceration in an infamous Nazi prison camp describes his comradeship with fellow prisoners and their efforts to dig a tunnel that would help save the lives of four fugitives. Stalag XVII B Krems-Gneixendorf. ix, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm. A 'near new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, unpacked, 538g.
Keywords: WWII POW's PRISONERS-OF-WAR BIOGRAPHY