A magnificent story. I spent eighteeen months in Stalag Luft III North Compound [as a POW, but] I was unaware of the vast work that went on. . . . So many of the interviews are all news to me. [This book] brings it all to life. - Albert Wallace, Second World War RCAF officer
As always, Ted Barris, our best writer on Canadians at war, paints small, personal stories on the broad canvas of epic conflict, and in The Great Escape, gives us the real truth on a story we thought we knew. Riveting. - Linwood Barclay
With new insights and a fresh perspective, Ted Barris takes us deep inside The Great Escape. In fascinating and meticulous detail, he unravels the plotting and planning, completely befuddling German prison guards, that led to one of the most daring real-life dramas in modern history. - Lloyd Robertson, CTV News
Military historian Ted Barris’s seventeenth book of non-fiction...follows his well-honed and highly successful approach of combining vivid characters with thumping narrative. - Globe and Mail
No one tells these stories better than [Ted Barris]. - Matt Galloway, host of Metro Morning, CBC Radio
Barris’s re-examination is both timely and fascinating. - Publishers Weekly
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