- A never-before-told tale of the Second World War
- Read the exceptional story of serial escapee Alastair Cram
- Based on detailed historical research and Alastair's diaries and letters
David M. Guss tells the compelling story of Lieutenant Alastair Cram, the serial escapee dubbed the Harry Houdini of the Second World War.
Alastair, as a young Scottish lieutenant in the Royal Artillery, was first captured while serving in North Africa in late 1941. He went on to escape from various POW camps an astounding 21 times – only to be recaptured after each determined bid for freedom.
David M. Guss engaged in years of detailed research using Alastair's personal diaries and letters to piece together the full story of his astonishing military career – which culminated in him playing his part in one of the most audacious mass escape attempts of the war, the Cistern Tunnel escape!
Go on an exhilarating, page-turning journey into this little-known chapter of WW2 history and read the tale of a man with an indomitable spirit in this evocative historical account.
Hardback. 432 pages.