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The soldier who came back: the true account of a heart-stopping journey and a heart-breaking decision

The soldier who came back: the true account of a heart-stopping journey and a heart-breaking decision

Foster, Steve, author; Clark, Alan, author

In Northern Poland in 1940, at the Nazi war camp Stalag XX-A, two men struck up an unlikely friendship that was to lead to one of the most daring and remarkable wartime escape stories ever told. Antony Coulthard was the privately educated son of wealthy parents and he had a first-class honours degree in modern languages from Oxford. The other man, Fred Foster, was the son of a bricklayer from Nottinghamshire - he left school with no qualifications aged 14. This seemingly mismatched young pair bonded together and hatched a plan to break out of the PoW camp. But, after making it to within touching distance of the Swiss border, their luck ran out. This is their story of their audacious attempt

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Mirror Books, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Steve Foster with Alan Clark
ISBN: 191262401X, 9781912624010
Physical Description: 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (colour) ; 20 cm
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Prisoners and prisons, German.; Stalag XXA.; Warfare and Defence.; World War, 1939-1945 Concentration camps Poland Toruń.; Coulthard, Anthony.; Prisoner-of-war escapes Poland Toruń.; Foster, Fred.