The True Story of the Wooden Horse

The True Story of the Wooden Horse Whilst there have been many accounts from specific escapees who took part in the famed Wooden Horse escape from Stalag Luft III there have been few objective historical studies of the camp as a whole

  • Title: The True Story of the Wooden Horse
  • Author: Robert J. Laplander
  • ISBN: 9781783831012
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Whilst there have been many accounts from specific escapees who took part in the famed Wooden Horse escape from Stalag Luft III, there have been few objective historical studies of the camp as a whole Many attempts at escape characterized its history, and the story of its establishment is a fascinating one Now, historian Robert Laplander attempts to provide a comprehensiWhilst there have been many accounts from specific escapees who took part in the famed Wooden Horse escape from Stalag Luft III, there have been few objective historical studies of the camp as a whole Many attempts at escape characterized its history, and the story of its establishment is a fascinating one Now, historian Robert Laplander attempts to provide a comprehensive history of the camp and compound, framed around the ingenious Wooden Horse escape The author describes Eric Williams classic book The Wooden Horse as merely an introduction to the escape, arguing that its creation was impeded by both a lack of necessary historical scope and regulations of the Crown Today, however, there is much material to take advantage of, including official documents that have been released and eyewitnesses that have spoken out enough to justify this reappraisal of the events at Stalag Luft III The author s rigorous approach to the subject matter is evident from the outset Supplemented throughout by a range of fascinating illustrations, including shots of a full scale replica of the vaulting horse used which the author constructed specifically for the purposes of understanding the logistics of the escape yet further, the book represents a competent and exhaustive account of the escape in its entirety, set solidly in context in order to provide an overview of the camps history from establishment to demise.

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    1. A welcome addition to the POW bookshelf.I read "the Wooden Horse" many years ago and had forgotten it was written in a novelistic style. Here, Robert J Laplander gives a very readable factual account and dismisses many points of fiction created by the Eric Williams book.Here you learn more about the reality of POW life such as the squabbles and disagreements that would inevitably bubble up with so many men in close proximity as well as some fascinating detail on Stalag Luft 3.Laplander has creat [...]

    2. (I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)Many stories have been written about the escape from Stalag Luft III - however, there are very few books that cover the story of the whole camp itself. A lot of previous "escape" stories focus on the event itself - this book uses it as a basis for a comprehensive examination of the life inside the camp.Robert J. Laplander introduces the main players of this book gradually, given the reader the opportunity to take their time g [...]

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