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The Resource Escape artist : the incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck, Peter Monteath

Escape artist : the incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck, Peter Monteath

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Escape artist : the incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck
Title
Escape artist
Title remainder
the incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck
Statement of responsibility
Peter Monteath
Title variation
Incredible second world war of Johnny Peck
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Language
eng
Summary
In August 1941, an eighteen-year-old Australian soldier made his first prison break - an audacious night-time escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp in Crete. Astoundingly, this was only the first of many escapes. An infantryman in the 2/7 Battalion, Johnny Peck was first thrown into battle against Italian forces in the Western Desert. Campaigns against Hitler's Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe in Greece and Crete followed. When Crete fell to the Germans at the end of May 1941, Peck was trapped on the island with hundreds of other men. On the run, they depended on their wits, the kindness of strangers, and sheer good luck. When Peck's luck ran out, he was taken captive by the Germans, then the Italians. Later, after his release from a Piedmontese jail following the Italian Armistice of 1943, and at immense risk to his own life, Peck devoted himself to helping POWs cross the Alps to safety. Captured once more, Peck was sentenced to death and detained in Milan's notorious, Gestapo-run San Vittore prison - until escaping again, this time into Switzerland. Historian Peter Monteath reveals the action-packed tale of one young Australian soldier and his remarkable war
Summary
The never-before-told story of World War II escape artist extraordinaire, Johnny Peck.
Biography type
individual biography
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10640953
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QRML
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Monteath, Peter
Dewey number
940.54724
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Peck, John Desmond
  • Peck, Johnny
  • Australia
  • Escaped prisoners of war
  • Escaped prisoners of war
  • Escaped prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
Target audience
adult
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the incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck
Label
Escape artist : the incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck, Peter Monteath
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-279) and index
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volume
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Control code
000060645813
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 288 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742235509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1001724739
Label
Escape artist : the incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck, Peter Monteath
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image i
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060645813
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 288 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742235509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1001724739

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