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John Hammond Moore

Full Name: John Hammond Moore
Number of Works: 14
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ISBN: 1591145260, 9781591145264
Keywords: escape, bluejacket, books, america, pows, tunnel, german, faustball
Pages: 268
Published: 1978
  • Rating: 60%

On December 23, 1944, twenty-five German prisoners of war broke out of an Arizona prison camp not far from the Mexican border by crawling along a 178-foot tunnel. By Christmas day, they were looking for ways to reach Mexico and Axis sympathizers who would help them. Drawing on extensive interviews with the escapees and formerly classified documents, John Hammond Moore tells their incredible story—one of the few untold dramas of the war. Many of the men imprisoned at the Papago Park camp were among the Nazis' toughest and smartest U-boat commanders and their crews. Expecting trouble,