Full Circle The Long Way Home From Canada.
8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 380 pp., including 3 pp. publisher's advertisements. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy. Illustrated by 74 text figures, including photographs, maps and plans and facsimiles. The second part of the experiences of Leutnant Ulrich Steinhilper from Stuttgart (1918-2009), as a prisoner of war in Canada, from the time of his third unsuccessful escape attempt, which ended at Waterdown, New York state and his return to captivity in 1942. This lasted the rest of the war in spite of further failed escape attempts. Like his previous volume, Ten Minute to Buffalo, the text is based on longhand accounts which he made at the time and which were returned to him in 1953. After the war, the former Luftwaffe fighter pilot built a successful career back in Germany working for IBM where he promoted the new concept of word processing. At the end is an account of his visit to the Kent Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge, which had preserved the remains of his BF 109E, shot down in October 1940 near Chislet, Kent, which had been recovered in 1980.
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