Escaping from the Kaiser : the dramatic experiences of a Tommy PoW / H.W. Tustin.

Only a week after joining the 8th Durhams in April 1915 Private Herbert Tustin was captured at the Battle of Ypres. He describes the horror of trench warfare, his treatment on being taken a POW and the three day train journey into Germany. There followed 16 months captivity at Rennbahn POW Camp with...

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Main Author: Tustin, Herbert William, 1893-1939 (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2014.
©2014
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505 0 |a Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. A glimpse of the Battle of Ypres, April 1915 -- 2. Ypres to Rennbahn -- 3. Lager II, Munster i.W -- 4. Hunger -- 5. Camp activities and amusements -- 6. Work -- 7. Russians, Gurkhas, Moroccans -- 8. Brutalities -- 9. Humours of prison life -- 10. Escapes -- 11. Preparations for escape -- 12. We leave camp -- 13. Escape day one: 5-6 September (Tue/Wed) -- 14. Escape day two: 6-7 September (Wed/Thu) -- 15. Escape day three: 7-8 September (Thu/Fri) -- 16. Escape day four: 8-9 September (Fri/Sat) -- 17. Escape day five: 9-10 September (Sat/Sun) -- 18. Escape day six: 10-11 September (Sun/Mon) -- 19. Escape day seven: 11-12 September (Mon/Tue) -- 20. Escape day eight: 12-13 September (Tue/Wed) -- 21. Escape day nine: 13-14 September (Wed/Thu) -- 22. Freedom and liberty -- Epilogue / Margaret Sybil Tustin. 
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