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Behind nazi lines My Father's Heroic Quest to Save 149 World War II POWs. Cover Image E-book E-book

Behind nazi lines [electronic resource] : My Father's Heroic Quest to Save 149 World War II POWs. Andrew Gerow Hodges.


In 1944, hundreds of Allied soldiers were trapped in POW camps in occupied France. The odds of their survival were long. The odds of escaping, even longer. But one-man had the courage to fight the odds . . . An elite British S.A.S. operative on an assassination mission gone wrong. A Jewish New Yorker injured in a Nazi ambush. An eighteen-year-old Gary Cooper lookalike from Mobile, Alabama. These men and hundreds of other soldiers found themselves in the prisoner-of-war camps off the Atlantic coast of occupied France, fighting brutal conditions and unsympathetic captors. But, miraculously, local villagers were able to smuggle out a message from the camp, one that reached the Allies and sparked a remarkable quest by an unlikely—and truly inspiring—hero. Andy Hodges had been excluded from military service due to a lingering shoulder injury from his college-football days. Devastated but determined, Andy refused to sit at home while his fellow...

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  • ISBN: 9780698170025 (electronic bk)

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Electronic reproduction. New York : Berkley, 2015. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 7410 KB).
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