THE TUNNEL by Eric Williams
Kirkus Star


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The same taut excitement that characterized The Wooden Horse, actually a sequel to this, pervades this second book on prison life during World War II. British flyer Peter Howard is shot down over Germany just a few kilometers from the Dutch border, captured and sent to a prisoner of war camp first in Frankfurt and then in Poland. How Peter and his courageous fellow prisoners built their remarkable escape tunnel, how it almost succeeded, but in the end could not bring them to safety, what life in a German prison camp was like combine to make this a memorable portrait of men whose spirit could not be broken even in the face of grueling test and failure. Terse writing in a subject where a mood of harrowing uncertainty prevails heightens the dramatic impact.

Pub Date: April 11th, 1961
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman