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  1. The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash, the Greatest Escaper of World War II
    The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash, the Greatest Escaper of World War II
    The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash, the Greatest Escaper of World War II
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  2. The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash, the Greatest Escaper of World War II

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The true story of William Ash: Spitfire Pilot, P.O.W. and WWII's Greatest Escaper

When American fighter pilot William Ash’s plane was shot down over France in 1942, he was captured by German forces and placed in a Nazi prison camp. Ash, bolstered by the grit and ingenuity he developed during his upbringing in Texas during the Great Depression, would spend the rest of the war defying the Nazis and striving to escape from every POW camp in which they incarcerated him. His thrilling exploits made him the inspiration for Steve McQueen's character in The Great Escape.

Ash’s is a saga full of incident and high drama, climaxing in a breakout through a tunnel dug in the latrines of the Oflag XXIB prison camp in Poland―a great untold episode of World War II. Alongside William Ash is a cast of fascinating characters, including Roger Bushell, who would go on to lead the Great Escape, and Paddy Barthropp, a dashing Battle of Britain pilot who became Ash’s best friend and shared many of his adventures.  

The Cooler King is the uplifting story of one man’s extraordinary resilience in the face of impossible odds, and stands as an inspirational testament to the invincible spirit of liberty.

36 b&w photographs

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Patrick Bishop
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9781468312737
Edition
1
ISBN
1468312731
Label
The Overlook Press
Manufacturer
The Overlook Press
MPN
illustrations
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
305
PartNumber
illustrations
PublicationDate
2016-03-15
Publisher
The Overlook Press
ReleaseDate
2016-03-15
Studio
The Overlook Press
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