Escape, Evasion and Revenge

Escape, Evasion and Revenge Peter Stevens Was A German Jewish Refugee Who Escaped Nazi Persecution As A Teenager In 1933 He Joined The RAF In 1939 And After Eighteen Months Of Pilot Training He Started Flying Bombing Missions Against His Own Country He Completed Twenty Two Missions Before Being Shot Down And Taken Prisoner By The Nazis In September 1941 To Escape Became His Raison D Tre And His Great Advantage Was That He Was In His Native Country He Was Recaptured After Each Of His Several Escapes, But The Nazis Never Realized His True Identity He Took Part In The Logistics And Planning Of Several Major Breakouts, Including The Great Escape, But Was Never Successful In Getting Back To England After Liberation, When The True Nature Of His Exploits Came To Light, He Was One Of Only 69 Members Of The RAF To Be Awarded The Military Cross He Then Served As A British Spy At The Beginning Of The Cold War Before Emigrating To Canada To Resume A Normal Life. TALK about dramatic irony Escape, Evasion and Revenge by Marc Stevens is the amazing true story of his father, a German Jew who, having escaped Germany before World War II thereby escaping almost certain death in the Nazi Holocaust went BACK to bomb Germany including his home town in Germany as a pilot of British Royal Air Force Bomber Command This, folks, is one surreally heroic read.Pilot Officer later decorated Squadron Leader Peter Stevens was born Georg Hein, though the RAF didn TALK about dramatic irony Escape, Evasion and Revenge by Marc Stevens is the amazing true story of his father, a German Jew who, having escaped Germany before World War II thereby escaping almost certain death in the Nazi Holocaust went BACK to bomb Germany including his home town in Germany as a pilot of British Royal Air Force Bomber Command This, folks, is one surreally heroic read.Pilot Officer later decorated Squadron Leader Peter Stevens was born Georg Hein, though the RAF didn t know that, nor that he had stolen the identity of a passed away English schoolboy to cover that fact he was German, Jewish, an illegal alien in England and convicted petty felon Neither did the Germans know it and fortunately for Stevens as, being shot down after flying 20 something bombing missions, he ended up a prisoner of war of the Germans in the fa
This book is excellent I like personal wartime memoirs, and once again this book proved that truth is far, far stranger than fiction It wasn t until after Marc Stevens father died that he uncovered the truth His father s real name was Georg Hein, and he was Jewish He changed his name, joined the RAF and became a pilot, then flew bombing missions over Germany including his home city of Hanover After being
TALK about dramatic irony Escape, Evasion and Revenge by Marc Stevens is the amazing true story of his father, a German Jew who, having escaped Germany before World War II thereby escaping almost certain death in the Nazi Holocaust went BACK to bomb Germany including his home town in Germany as a pilot of British Royal Air Force Bomber Command This, folks, is one surreally heroic read.Pilot Officer later decorated Squadron Leader Peter Stevens was born Georg Hein, though the RAF didn TALK about dramatic irony Escape, Evasion and Revenge by Marc Stevens is the amazing true story of his father, a German Jew who, having escaped Germany before World War II thereby escaping almost certain death in the Nazi Holocaust went BACK to bomb Germany including his home town in Germany as a pilot of British Royal Air Force Bomber Command This, folks, is one surreally heroic read.Pilot Officer later decorated Squadron Leade
Recently, I read the captivating book review on Escape, Evasion, and Revenge on author Elinor Florence s blog I recommend that you read it, too it is definitely worth it Marc Stevens did a superb job researching his father s life and then telling the story His father had a difficult life as a preteen boy and until he enrolled in the RAF From that point on he grew as a person, becoming a genuine hero who fought against and was a captive of the Nazi regime If one saw the movie The Great Escape , much of that story was lived by Peter Stevens Like many WWII veterans, Peter Stevens kept his war story to himself so the author had to do extensive research Great Marc Stevens did a superb job researching his father s life and then telling the story His father had a difficult life as a preteen boy and until he enrolled in the RAF From that point on he grew as a person, becoming a genuine hero who fought against and was a captive of the Nazi regime If one saw the movie The Great Escape , much of that story was lived by Peter Stevens Like many WWII veterans, Peter Stevens kept his war story to himself so the
AmazingWhat a fantastic story The author has done an amazing amount of research for this fascinating account of his late father s life. A page turner based on a true story What a WWII adventure Peter Stevens lived and eveninteresting that most of the details were discovered after his death by his son. Not the best WWII escape story but ok.The subject was intriguing and the chapter based on the background were very good At times it was a but padded out While this book is enjoyable enough, I think the average rating of 4.73 at the time of writing is a bit over generous The first quarter of the 200 pages deals with routine information about flying, and his final raid on Germany So far, unremarkable and typical of other books on the war in the air Next we flash back to his childhood, and the increasingly difficult times for Jews, with Stevens escaping to Britain Again, quite interesting but not very remarkable Eventually he steals another s i While this book is enjoyable enough, I think the average rating of 4.73 at the time of writing is a bit over generous The first quarter of the 200 pages deals with routine information about flying, and his final raid on Germany
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  • Paperback
  • 223 pages
  • Escape, Evasion and Revenge
  • Marc H. Stevens
  • English
  • 10 April 2017
  • 1848845545