16 April 2019
This is one of the books that you could have won in last month’s competition.
Author: BRAM VANDERSTOCK
Reviewed by: Duncan Evans
This is one of the books that you could have won in last month’s competition. It’s the memoir of Bram Vanderstok, the Dutchman who made a home run in the Great Escape. Bram, or Bob as he liked to be called, was number 18 of the escapees but this memoir covers his entire war experience, with the escape only coming near the end. He was in the Dutch Air Force, escaped to Britain, joined the RAF and became a Spitfire pilot. After being shot down in 1942, he was sent to the camp. The book is full of great stories and detail on what life was really like, how the Luftwaffe Commandant kept Bob out of the grasp of the Gestapo. A very fine read.
• Greenhill books
• 270 pages • Hardback • £25
As reviewed in The Armourer May 2019.
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