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Eleven months to freedom : a German POW's unlikely escape from Siberia in 1915 / Dwight R. Messimer.

Author:
Messimer, Dwight R., 1937- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
ix, 196 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"This book is about the eleven-month odyssey of German midshipman Erich Killinger who was captured by Russia at the start of World War I. Killinger escaped the Russian POW train in Siberia, fled to China, and passed through a series of German consulates and safe houses to Shanghai. Given fake identity papers, Killinger traveled in style by ship and rail from Shanghai to Skien, Norway, via the United States. He crossed the Atlantic as a deck hand and ultimately reached Skein, Norway safely. He arrived back in Germany on 6 March 1916--eleven months after being captured."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-182) and index.
Contents:
Comparative ranks in the U.S. Navy and the Imperial German Navy in World War I -- Erich Killinger -- Erich goes to war -- Captured -- The first escape attempt -- Prison -- Transported east -- Escape -- Evasion -- The escape pipeline -- Transpacific -- Transcontinental USA -- Transatlantic -- Germany -- War criminal.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
11 months to freedom
ISBN:
  • 9781682470657 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
  • 1682470652 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
  • (electronic book)
LCCN:
2016015616
OCLC:
945885082
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