The Remarkable Exploits of a WWII Bomber Pilot and Great Escaper
Often quoted as the model for the Steve McQueen character in “The Great Escape”, by age 21, Ken had already trained to be a pilot officer; flown 56 hair-raising bomber missions by night over Germany; taken part in the siege of Malta; got married; been shot down into a remote Norwegian lake; and been captured, interrogated and sent to Stalag Luft III. He took part in and survived the Great Escape and then the forced March to Bremen. This is truly a real-life adventure story, written with accuracy, pace and drama.
Paperback, 224 pages.
About the author: Wing Commander Ken Rees was one of the few remaining Great Escapers and was been interviewed extensively for newspapers, radio and television, not least during his appearances on programmes like ‘Behind the Wire’.
He was an excellent raconteur with many contacts in the RAF, PoW groups and the rugby world, having in the past captained London Welsh and trialled for Wales.