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The Resource The dodger : the extraordinary story of Churchill's American cousin, two world wars, and the great escape, Tim Carroll

The dodger : the extraordinary story of Churchill's American cousin, two world wars, and the great escape, Tim Carroll

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The dodger : the extraordinary story of Churchill's American cousin, two world wars, and the great escape
Title
The dodger
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the extraordinary story of Churchill's American cousin, two world wars, and the great escape
Statement of responsibility
Tim Carroll
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Dodger is the story of John Bigelow "Johnny" Dodge, a wartime hero and a pivotal figure in the escapade immortalised in the legendary Hollywood film The Great Escape. The American-born and well-connected Dodge was a cousin by marriage of Winston Churchill and friends with the rich and famous of both countries, including Kermit Roosevelt, President Theodore Roosevelt's son. When the Second World War broke out, he volunteered for the Army but was quickly captured after the debacle of Dunkirk. He became a prisoner of war and an inveterate escapologist and troublemaker - eventually becoming one of the ringleaders of the "Great Escape." Surviving the murderous Gestapo, he was thrown into a VIP compound of Sachsenhausen concentration camp on the orders of Heinrich Himmler - but escaped once more. After recapture, Johnny was spirited away by the SS to a meeting in Berlin with Hitler's interpreter, who sent him on a clandestine mission to his cousin in Downing Street. His odyssey through the dying embers of the Third Reich to Switzerland and freedom in the company of a louche apparatchik is the last curious escapade in the story of Johnny's adventurous life"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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Carroll, Tim
Dewey number
  • 940.54/7092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dodge, Johnny
  • Stalag Luft III
  • Sachsenhausen (Concentration camp)
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
general
Label
The dodger : the extraordinary story of Churchill's American cousin, two world wars, and the great escape, Tim Carroll
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780762787760
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
Label
The dodger : the extraordinary story of Churchill's American cousin, two world wars, and the great escape, Tim Carroll
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780762787760
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*

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