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Unbroken: The Heroic True Story of a Group of Anzac POWs in WWII Europe

Unbroken: The Heroic True Story of a Group of Anzac POWs in WWII Europe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Beecroft, W. R.

The heroic true story of a group of Anzac POWs in WWII Europe.

ISBN 9781921596667
Published 1 July 2011 by Brolga Publishing Pty Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9781921596667
ISBN-10 192159666X
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Brolga Publishing Pty Ltd
Imprint Brolga Publishing Pty Ltd
Publication Date 1 July 2011
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Beecroft, W. R.
Category True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
World History: Second World War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Other Warfare & Defence Issues
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 284g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Military / Combat Stories
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.53;940.547245
Catalogue Code 232431

Description of this Book

It is 1941, and the German High Command has sent General Irwin Rommel and the Afrika Korps to bolster the faltering Italian ground forces in North Africa and take over the beleaguered fortress of Tobruk. The defenders hang on grimly, but prisoners are taken on both sides in the ebb and flow of battle. In Greece and Crete, the reverse occurs; Commonwealth forces are overwhelmed by the might of the Wermacht, and many fall into the hands of the Germans. Many of the Australian and New Zealand prisoners eventually find themselves incarcerated in Campo 57, Gruppignano in north east Italy, under the iron fist of the notorious Colonel Calcaterra of the Caribinieri. 'Unbroken' is the true story of Australian POWs, their capture, their attempted escapes and their ultimate liberation.

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Author's Bio

WR Beecroft was born in Launceston, Tasmania in 1936. After attending state schools there, he joined the Tasmanian Railways as an apprentice Fitter & Turner, gaining an engineering diploma at night school. His career in engineering took him around the world managing construction projects, including manufacturing plants for Ford Motor Co. and several Embassy buildings for the Australian Government. In 1993 he returned to Australia to start a successful manufacturing and export business, but has now retired with wife Jennie to their acreage property in Queensland.

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