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Journey to the Horizon

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Journey to the Horizon is a tribute to aircrew who were forced down and evaded capture. It also honours those who died and those who endured a long time as a PoW.

Journey to the Horizon – Escape and Evasion in World War 2

Hans Onderwater MBE & Brian Lissette

Nedvision Publishing
ISBN 9789083086019
272 pages
With hundreds of original photographs

+++ Buy this book and support Jacob’s Great Escape +++

This year on the 80th anniversary of The Great Escape Jacob is going to trek across the Pyrenees Mountains from France to Spain walking in the footsteps of thousands of Allied Airmen who managed to escape Nazi Occupied Europe during WW2.

Jacob is ten years old: “I want to be a RAF Pilot. To date I have raised around £130,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund and St. Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds. This year I’m hoping to raise a further £25,000 for St. Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds because they supported my mummy before she died from cancer when I was 7 years old. Three years on St. Gemma’s continues to support me and over 100 other bereaved children across the city of Leeds where I live helping them to come to terms with losing a loved one.”

Therefore till 1 August Journey to the Horizon is priced at a 50% discount. Please donate the discount (or more) directly to Jacob at https://www.justgiving.com/page/jacob-newson-1705321244173

 

Description

JOURNEY TO THE HORIZON’ tells the story of three fighter pilots and two Lancaster crews who were shot down by the Germans. It follows them on the run, hiding, in captivity and in some cases in death. They were Britons, Canadians, New Zealanders and Americans. Five of them met in Paris while being guided by members of the Comete Escape line, others evaded in different ways. Some endured the harsh life in a POW-camp, while in one case an airmen even ended up in Buchenwald concentration camp. Those who died now rest at various cemeteries in France.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg