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By Arahanga, Julian; Illustrated by Burdan, Andrew
Retells the story of NZRAF Flying Officer Porokoru Patapu (John) Pohe of Ngati Rangi, who served 22 missions in his first tour of duty during the Second World War. In 1943 Pohe was captured by the German Army and executed by a firing squad. Factual information presented in graphi...c format. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary.Read more
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Shot down off the coast of Germany, Pohe was held prisoner at Stalag Luft III, near Sagan in present-day Poland. Digging a tunnel under the camp, Pohe was one of the prisoners who escaped in a mass breakout which was immortalised in the film The Great Escape.
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