The Great Escape LIE IN THE DARK AND LISTEN signed x29 book
"WING COMMANDER KEN REES - LIE IN THE DARK AND LISTEN". The remarkable exploits of a WWII bomber pilot and Great Escaper ( 2004 ).
By Wing Commander Ken Rees and Karen Arrandale.
This is a very special limited edition no:5 of only 10 worldwide !!! (From Vector Fine Art).
Ken Rees' wartime career makes for excellent reading, fusing the drama of a bomber pilots life in the clouds
with the legendary escape from the famous Stalag Luft III, later the setting for the blockbuster movie "The Great Escape".
What makes this book so very special is the fantastic collection of signatures from those who took part in the famous escape
through the Tom, Dick and Harry tunnels, bringing the reader and owner into close proximity of the historic events at Stalag Luft III.
One of the special edition signatures is of Robert Standford Tuck (Battle Of Britain Ace), who was shot down and captured on 28/1/42.
Caught twice escaping from Stalag Luft III.
Paul Royle, was no 54 out of the tunnel. He was recaptured 24 hours later with Flt Lt Edgar Humphries (who was one of the 50 escapers shot).
Also included is a first day cover signed by Harry “Wings” Day (out of the tunnel) and Oliver Phillpot, of “The Wooden Horse” escape.
A total of 29 Great Escape signatures of which 9 were actual out of the tunnel escapers. All of these legends have sadly passed on now.
This book is the 2004 1st Edition Hardback, and is no.5 in a special limited edition of just 10 copies worldwide. Incredibly scarce !!!
With such a low number issued, and such a fantastic collection of Stalag Luft III signatures,the book is not only a piece of wartime history,
but also a sound investment for the future.
The book is in excellent condition, housed in a sturdy slipcase. A very rare opportunity to obtain a scarce and hugely desirable book.
Lt Col R INGHRAM DFC : Tunneller
Lt Gen A P CLARK., Security
Ft Lt H SPRAGUE : Trap door operator for Harry
Flt Lt J G WEIR : One of the first to tunnel in Harry
Flt Lt B FORDYCE : Last man down the tunnel
Flt Lt S DOWSE MC AE : Tunneller, and No 3 Down and out of the tunnel
Flt Lt B LAUMANS : Penguin
Flt Lt R A BETHELL : No 65 out of the tunnel
Wg Cdr H K REES : Tunneller
Sqdn Ldr B A JAMES MC : No. 39 out of the tunnel
Sqdn Ldr R S CHURCHILL : No.63 out of the tunnel
Flt Lt W MORRISON : Helped build and install the air pump for Harry
Flt Lt J D RAE DFC : Stooge
Flt Lt M M SHAND DFC : No. 76 out of the tunnel
Major D M JONES DSM DFC : Tunneller
Wt Off R M TRUNDLE : Penguin and Stooge
Sqdn Ldr F B DAY AE : Penguin
Sqdn Ldr K N T LEE DFC AE : Penguin
Flt Lt BRODRICK : No. 52 out of the tunnel
Flt Lt G KING : Operated the air pump in Harry and also a Penguin
Flg Off L G HALL : Meteorologist
Flt Lt A E BRYETT : Penguin and stooge
Flt Lt J K LYON : Stooge
Flt Lt A J MOUL : Tunneller
Robert Standford Tuck (Battle Of Britain Ace ) - Signed bookplate.
Group Captain Leonard Trent DFC VC - Signed Bookplate
Pilot Officer Paul Royle (no 54 out of the tunnel. ) - Signed Bookplate
Karen Arrandale (co-Author) - Signed on title page
Harry “Wings” Day (out of the tunnel) and Oliver Phillpot, of “The Wooden Horse” escape. Signed cover included.
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