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The True Story of the Wooden Horse
Author: Robert J Laplander
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783831014
Pages: 272
Year: 2014-04-30
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Whilst there have been many accounts from specific escapees who took part in the famed Wooden Horse escape from Stalag Luft III, there have been few objective historical studies of the camp as a whole. Many attempts at escape characterised its history, and the story of its establishment is a fascinating one. Now, historian Robert Laplander attempts to provide a comprehensive history of the camp and compound, framed around the ingenious Wooden Horse escape.??The author describes Eric Williams' classic book The Wooden Horse as merely an introduction to the escape, arguing that its creation was impeded by both a lack of necessary historical scope and regulations of the Crown. Today, however, there is much more material to take advantage of, including official documents that have been released and eye-witnesses that have spoken out Ð enough to justify this re-appraisal of the events at Stalag Luft III. The author's rigourous approach to the subject matter is evident from the outset. Supplemented throughout by a range of fascinating illustrations, including shots of a full scale replica of the vaulting horse used which the author constructed specifically for the purposes of understanding the logistics of the escape yet further, the book represents a competent and exhaustive account of the escape in its entirety, set solidly in context in order to provide an overview of the camps history from establishment to demise.
The Wooden Horse
Author: Eric Williams
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629140325
Pages: 272
Year: 2014-07-01
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An epic adventure—the most brilliant escape and evasion from the Nazis ever written. Eric Williams, a Royal Air Force bomber captain, was shot down over Germany in 1942 and imprisoned in Stalag Luft III, the infamous German POW camp. Digging an underground tunnel hidden beneath a wooden vaulting horse, he managed to escape after ten months and, accompanied by a fellow officer, made his way back to England. In this thinly fictionalized retelling, Williams relates his story in three distinct phases: the construction of a tunnel (its entrance camouflaged by the wooden vaulting horse in the exercise yard) and hiding the large quantities of sand he dug; the escape; and the journey on foot and by train to the port of Stettin, where Williams and his fellow escapee stowed away aboard a Danish ship, the Norensen. From painstakingly digging the tunnel to secretly depositing the dirt and gravel around the camp to dodging searchlights and search dogs and climbing barbed wire fences, this is an escape story hard to beat. For sheer heroism, courage, and perseverance, this classic is arguably the most ingenious POW escape of WWII. The Wooden Horse became a legend among servicemen long before its publication in 1949 and has remained one ever since. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse
Author: Ursula Moray Williams
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509858180
Year: 2017-01-26
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When Uncle Peder the toymaker falls on hard times, his little wooden horse must go out into the world to seek his fortune. But whether he's working in a coal mine, sailing the seven seas with a band of pirates, or walking the tightrope in a circus, the loyal little horse only has one wish: to return to his beloved master. Gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by Joyce Lankester Brisley, a ribbon marker and a foreword by Vivian French, this beautiful hardback edition of Ursula Moray Williams's Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse is a truly special gift to treasure.
The Magical Christmas Horse
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442434309
Pages: 40
Year: 2011-10-25
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Johnny’s wish had come true. His family would be visiting his grandparents for Christmas. His grandparents lived in an old house in New England where his father had been born. The family together, the smells of the cookies baking, the snowy Christmas tree farm with trees of so many shapes and sizes, and most of all the wooden horse he had told his brother Liam about would make this the best Christmas ever. In his grandparents’ attic Johnny finds many treasures, but the wooden horse he remembered so well is missing. How can Johnny make his brother’s Christmas wish come true? Beloved and internationally bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark’s loving story together with Wendell Minor’s captivating paintings make The Magical Christmas Horse a book that captures the true heart of Christmas and one that families will make part of their Christmas tradition year after year.
The Wooden Horse of Troy
Author: John Malam, Peter Rutherford
Publisher: Salariya Publishers
ISBN: 1904642306
Pages: 32
Year: 2004
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The Trojan prince Paris has abducted Helen, the beautiful wife of King Menelaus. It is a crime that will unite all of Greece's armies against the kingdom of Troy. In a 10 year siege, both sides will suffer great bloodshed. This book supports Key Stage 2 History and English and helps achieve the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.
The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War
Author: Emily Little
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307771482
Pages: 48
Year: 2013-08-28
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Illus. in full color. "An ancient history lesson emerges from this account of the way the Greeks tricked the Trojans and rescued Helen of Troy. The book is well tailored to younger readers with careful explanations and short sentences; a pronunciation guide is appended. Drawings portray the story's main events. A nice supplement to units on ancient Greece or mythology."--Booklist.
Human Game
Author: Simon Read
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425253708
Pages: 352
Year: 2013
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Recounts the true events depicted in the movie The Great Escape, during which 76 Allied airmen broke free of the infamous Stalag Luft III POW camp and how a manhunt 20 years later brought to justice many Gestapo killers who worked there. 35,000 first printing.
Trojan Horse
Author: David Clement-Davies
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 0789444747
Pages: 48
Year: 1999
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A retelling of how the Greeks used a wooden horse to win the ten-year-long Trojan War.
Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
Author: Ursula Moray Williams
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509858172
Year: 2017-01-26
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No one could mistake Gobbolino for a simple kitchen cat, with his sparky whiskers and magic tricks, but that's just what the witch's kitten wants to be. Instead of learning how to turn mice into toads for the witch's brew, Gobbolino sets out on an adventure to find a family and a home of his own. Reissued for its seventy-fifth anniversary with illustrations by the award-winning Catherine Rayner, this classic tale has been loved by generations of children.
Horse Soldiers
Author: D. Stanton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476780196
Pages: 416
Year: 2014-01-06
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Henry's Freedom Box
Author: Ellen Levine
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338082655
Pages: 40
Year: 2016-03-29
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A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist. Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse. Henry grows up and marries, but he is again devastated when his family is sold at the slave market. Then one day, as he lifts a crate at the warehouse, he knows exactly what he must do: He will mail himself to the North. After an arduous journey in the crate, Henry finally has a birthday -- his first day of freedom.
The Enchanted Horse
Author: Magdalen Nabb
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008104867
Pages: 96
Year: 2014-12-04
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A little toy horse is about to change Irina’s life forever. Award-winning classic young fiction, beautifully illustrated.
The wooden horse
Author: Eric Williams
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 264
Year: 1979
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Greek Tales: The Boy Who Cried Horse
Author: Terry Deary
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472952812
Pages: 64
Year: 2017-11-02
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From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Young Acheron is a liar. Everybody knows it. Troy is under siege and Acheron tells tales of Trojan bravery to entertain Prince Paris and the beautiful Helen at the palace. But when a stranger comes to the city to announce that the Greeks have departed, leaving a special gift of a wooden horse, Acheron is suspicious. He races to tell Prince Paris about the Greek plot, but will anyone at the palace believe him? Terry Deary's Greek Tales explore the world of Ancient Greece through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Greek settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.
The Rocking Horse Winner
Author: D. H. Lawrence
ISBN: 1911475177
Pages: 64
Year: 2018
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"The Rocking Horse Winner," one of Lawrence's most popular short stories, is a parable about the corrupting effects of love of money. An unspoken anxiety about money permeates the home of a middle-class family whose lifestyle exceeds their income. When the very young son of the household discovers he has the gift of clairvoyance, he begins predicting the winners of the horse races. Before long, he has turned his pocket money into thousands of pounds; yet the family's misfortunes are fated to continue. This volume also includes two more of Lawrence's deeply insightful, atmospheric stories: "Smile," in which a man journeys to an Italian convent where his wife has died, and experiences an unusual response to her lifeless presence; and "A Sick Collier," which depicts the travails of a proud, injured Nottinghamshire coal miner and his new wife.