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Behind Enemy Lines-Evasion and Escape Aids of World War11 - Click for the bigger picture

Behind Enemy Lines-Evasion and Escape Aids of World War11

This one is hot off the press as a reprinted second edition! A comprehensive reference book covering a wide range of evasion and escape aids utilised by the allies in WWII. Bob Baldwin, a leading authority on escape and evasion tactics, was invited to guest curate back in 2013 an important exhibit of Second World War escape and evasion artefacts at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, the US affiliate of the Tower Armouries. The exhibition showcased hundreds of rare items which are seldom seen and which have never previously been displayed together in one place. To accompany the exhibition, a full colour catalogue 'Behind Enemy Lines' featuring photographs and descriptions of exhibited items was produced in conjunction with the museum. Though primarily intended as a photographic record of the exhibits, the catalogue stands alone as an excellent reference source for aviation collectors, historians and scholars and has been highly sought after since the exhibit closed in April 2013. It is profusely illustrated, mainly in full colour and covers a wide variety of escape aids used by both US and UK forces. One section I found particularly interesting, seeing my Father was a POW and a 'guest' of the Luftwaffe from 1941-1945, is entitled 'Escape Aids–A German Perspective' and is complete with a range of period photographs.

This is one I have already added to my own reference library and I commend it to all serious collectors-and our price is cheaper than both Amazon. com and Waterstones amd would make an exacllent stocking filler this Christmas!

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