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Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell? - He escaped over 200 times from a notorious German prison camp to see the girl he loved. This is the incredible true story of Horace Greasley by [Greasley, Horace, Scott, Ken]
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Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell? - He escaped over 200 times from a notorious German prison camp to see the girl he loved. This is the incredible true story of Horace Greasley Kindle Edition

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Length: 341 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Horace 'Jim' Greasley was 20 years old in the spring of 1939 when Adolf Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and latterly Poland. There had been whispers and murmurs of discontent from certain quarters and the British government began to prepare for the inevitable war. After seven weeks training with the 2nd/5th Battalion Leicester, he found himself facing the might of the German army in a muddy field south of Cherbourg, in Northern France, with just thirty rounds of ammunition in his weapon pouch.

Horace's war didn't last long. He was taken prisoner on 25th May 1940 and forced to endure a ten week march across France and Belgium en-route to Holland. Horace survived...barely...

Many of his fellow comrades were not so fortunate. Falling by the side of the road through sheer exhaustion and malnourishment meant a bullet through the back of the head and the corpse left to rot. After a three day train journey without food and water, Horace found himself incarcerated in a prison camp in Poland. It was there he embarked on an incredible love affair with a German girl interpreting for his captors.

He experienced the sweet taste of freedom each time he escaped to see her, yet incredibly he made his way back into the camp each time, sometimes two, three times every week. He brought food back to his fellow prisoners to supplement their meager rations. He broke out of the camp over two hundred times and towards the end of the war even managed to bring radio parts back in. The BBC news would be delivered daily to over 3,000 prisoners.

This is an incredible tale of one man's adversity and defiance of the German nation.

About the Author

Horace Greasley (1918 - 2010) was an English POW who escaped from his camp more than 200 times.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1708 KB
  • Print Length: 341 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake (6 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CP5BOWG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,707 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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