The Escape Artists, by Neal Bascomb, is the fascinating story of British POW’s imprisoned in German camps during WWI.
Quoting from the back cover of the book, “In the trenches and flak-filled skies of World War I, soldiers and pilots might avoid death only to find themselves interned in German prison camps… The most infamous (of these camps) was Holzminden, which housed the most troublesome officers… Desperate to break out, a group of Allied prisoners hatch an elaborate escape plan.”
This is the story of how twenty-nine prisoners managed, against all odds, to break out of the tightly guarded and heavily secured Holzminden.
This unique story, which occurred during the First World War, is a riveting, exciting, little-known-to-us, and compelling page turner. The Escape Artists is a wonderful addition to any library.
Be sure to check out this other heart-stopping, page-turner, also by Neal Bascomb: https://michalhorowitz.com/hunting-eichmann-neil-bascomb/