ALONE HE WENT by Anthony Richardson


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As told to Anthony Richardson, this is the one-man odyssey of escape underground by Basil Embry, who bailed out over German-occupied France on his last flight with his squadron, spent nine weeks and five days in making his return to England. Captured by the Germans, Embry escaped, was hidden by a peasant family, and then began his long cross country journey- travelling sometimes by day, sometimes by night, with a ""neck-or-nothing"" determination to get home. Reaching Paris, Embry acquired a bicycle through a friendly contact, travelled on to Marseilles and finally cleared and crossed the border into Spain.... A straightforward narrative of bulldog British fortitude, without the excitement of The Wooden Horse (1949) or the bounce of Ill Met By Moonlight.

Pub Date: Aug. 15th, 1951
Publisher: Norton