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The Resource When the Moon Rises : Escape and Evasion Through War-torn Italy

When the Moon Rises : Escape and Evasion Through War-torn Italy

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When the Moon Rises : Escape and Evasion Through War-torn Italy
Title
When the Moon Rises
Title remainder
Escape and Evasion Through War-torn Italy
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the face of the advancing Allied forces, Italy capitulated in September 1943, leaving thousands of Allied prisoners of war held in camps around the country to fend for themselves. Amongst those prisoners was Tony Davis who had been captured in North Africa. Determined to make the most of the opportunity, with two fellow companions in arms Tony set off on a 700-mile walk through German-occupied Italy with nothing to sustain them other than an almost schoolboy-like enthusiasm. The story of their adventures was received with great acclaim when this account was first published in 1973, and When the Moon Rises takes the reader on a roller-coaster journey through Italy from the River Po to Calabria, meeting a cast of exciting and voluble characters en route. Regardless of the ever present risk of re-capture, Tony Davis and his comrades enjoyed street parties and drinking binges with the cheerful Italians who were happy to be no longer fighting the British. Repeatedly chased by the Germans, the tension mounts as the story reaches its dramatic climax, the little band never failing to maintain their wit and humour. When the Moon Rises is one of the classic escape stories of the Second World War
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Davies, Tony
Dewey number
940.547245
Index
no index present
LC call number
D805.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • HISTORY
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Escapes
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
Label
When the Moon Rises : Escape and Evasion Through War-torn Italy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword; Glossary; Prologue Capture in Tunisia; PART I Escape and Recapture; Chapter 1 The Journey to Italy; Chapter 2 Campo P.G.66; Chapter 3 Planning an Escape; Chapter 4 Jumping From the Train; Chapter 5 'My Confidence Knew no Bounds'; Chapter 6 The City of Benevento; Chapter 7 'The War For You is Over'; Chapter 8 Thirty Days' Solitary Confinement; Chapter 9 An Escaper is Gunned Down; Chapter 10 A Mass Escape; PART II The Long Walk South; Chapter 11 Fleeing From the Germans; Chapter 12 Italian Hospitality; Chapter 13 'The Glorious Feeling of Freedom'; Chapter 14 Monte Cimone
  • Chapter 15 A Brush With the EnemyChapter 16 A New Member of the Party; Chapter 17 Approaching the Front Line; Chapter 18 Failure; Epilogue Return to the Apennines
Control code
962157142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (185 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848324596
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962157142
Label
When the Moon Rises : Escape and Evasion Through War-torn Italy
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword; Glossary; Prologue Capture in Tunisia; PART I Escape and Recapture; Chapter 1 The Journey to Italy; Chapter 2 Campo P.G.66; Chapter 3 Planning an Escape; Chapter 4 Jumping From the Train; Chapter 5 'My Confidence Knew no Bounds'; Chapter 6 The City of Benevento; Chapter 7 'The War For You is Over'; Chapter 8 Thirty Days' Solitary Confinement; Chapter 9 An Escaper is Gunned Down; Chapter 10 A Mass Escape; PART II The Long Walk South; Chapter 11 Fleeing From the Germans; Chapter 12 Italian Hospitality; Chapter 13 'The Glorious Feeling of Freedom'; Chapter 14 Monte Cimone
  • Chapter 15 A Brush With the EnemyChapter 16 A New Member of the Party; Chapter 17 Approaching the Front Line; Chapter 18 Failure; Epilogue Return to the Apennines
Control code
962157142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (185 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848324596
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962157142

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