Originally published in 2002 this book has been re-released in February 2018.
From the moment he was shot down to the final whistle, Bertrand "Jimmy" James' one aim as a POW of the Germans was to escape. The Great Escaper describes his experiences and those of his fellow prisoners in the most gripping and thrilling manner. The author made more than 12 escape attempts including his participation in The Great Escape, where 50 of the 76 escapees were executed in cold blood on Hitler's orders. On re-capture, James was sent to the infamous Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp where, undeterred, he tunnelled out. That was not the end of his remarkable story. Moonless Night has strong claim to be the finest escape story of the Second World War.
A tribute to Squadron Leader B.A James. M.C by Douglas Littlejohn
Jimmys Home Run
The Stalag's far behind hin now
The tunnels and the fear,
The Search Lights and the Guard Dogs
The boredom year by year.
The constant nagging hunger
The longing to be free,
The final dash for freedom
That could never be.
Jimmys made a 'Home Run'
He's now at Heavens Gate,
The 'Kreggies' are there to greet him
They've had a lengrhy wait!
He's the Greatest 'Great Escaper'
Jimmys story must be told,
He'll be welcomed now in Heaven
The Boldest of the Bold.
ISBN: 9780850529005Format: PaperbackAuthor(s): BA 'Jimmy' JamesFirst Publishment Date: 7 February 2018