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The Great Escape

Title: The Great Escape
Author: Nechemia Ben-Tor
Page Count: 456
International Publisher & Distributor & Agent: Contento
ISBN: 978-965-550-420-0

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  • About the Book

    Yudke slithered down the tunnel with practiced ease. He had done it dozens of times while digging. He knew where all the supports were,

    where the tunnel twisted and turned. He launched himself forward on his knees and elbows, with eyes almost closed. But even though

    he knew the way and was in top physical form, he still had difficulty crawling the length of the tunnel, which was about seventy-five

    meters. It took him a full half-hour to make it to the end. Then he had to break through the “hatch” first opened by Siumke, which of

    course had been sealed while they completed their preparations…

    This the story of the greatest escape of the century: the heroic breakout of 20 Freedom Fighters of Israel from a British detention

    camp in Latrun by way of a 75-meter-long tunnel! Through sheer audacity and cunning, this shocked the foreign government in

    the Land of Israel as well as the entire British Empire.

  • About the Author

    Nechemia Ben-Tor is an author, lawyer and composer. He was a member of Lehi, the Freedom Fighters of Israel underground movement, fighting against British rule in the Land of Israel. He went on to fight in commando units in the Israeli Defense Forces and was wounded in action.

    After the War of Independence, he went on to study law and passed the bar, serving in a number of public offices. After retiring, he dedicated himself to writing literature and law.

    The Great Escape was published in Hebrew in 1993.

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