Jeff Morphew's Five Frontiers to Freedom

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Jeff Morphew was the first and until his death in 1994, the only man living to have escaped from an Italian POW camp in World War II while Italy was still at war, and this is his frank and uninhibited story. Only two others made it before the Badoglio capitulation and they both perished soon after. Because of its geography, intricate dialect patterns and absence of foreign workers with whom foreign escapers might identify, Italy was a more secure cage than Germany or even than Germany's supposedly escape-proof Colditz Castle. In the foreword to this book a fellow captive with Jeff, Sir de Villiers Graaff, pays a glowing tribute to Jeff's daring and ingenuity, without which this escape could never have been accomplished. But courage alone is not enough. Wartime escapes succeed only by the most diligent planning and painstaking attention to detail. Even then things can, and did, go terribly wrong. How he got to Switzerland, his romance in that country and subsequent clandestine passage through German-occupied France with Sqn Ldr Norman Mackie and the help of the Resistance, makes fascinating reading.

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Jeff Morphew was the first and until his death in 1994, the only man living to have escaped from an Italian POW camp in World War II while Italy was still at war, and this is his frank and uninhibited story. Only two others made it before the Badoglio capitulation and they both perished soon after. Because of its geography, intricate dialect patterns and absence of foreign workers with whom foreign escapers might identify, Italy was a more secure cage than Germany or even than Germany's supposedly escape-proof Colditz Castle. In the foreword to this book a fellow captive with Jeff, Sir de Villiers Graaff, pays a glowing tribute to Jeff's daring and ingenuity, without which this escape could never have been accomplished. But courage alone is not enough. Wartime escapes succeed only by the most diligent planning and painstaking attention to detail. Even then things can, and did, go terribly wrong. How he got to Switzerland, his romance in that country and subsequent clandestine passage through German-occupied France with Sqn Ldr Norman Mackie and the help of the Resistance, makes fascinating reading. *Gift inscription on first free page; Corners curling slightly*

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AuthorJeff Morphew
PublisherNational Book Printers
PlaceCape Town
Year1999-01-01
ISBN9780620238656
BindingPaperback
ConditionGood
CommentsGift inscription on first free page; Corners curling slightly
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