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Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell? - He escaped over 200 times from a notorious German prison camp to see the girl he loved. This is the incredible true story of Horace Greasley [Kindle Edition]

Horace Greasley , Ken Scott
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Horace 'Jim' Greasley was 20 years old in the spring of 1939 when Adolf Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and latterly Poland. There had been whispers and murmurs of discontent from certain quarters and the British government began to prepare for the inevitable war. After seven weeks training with the 2nd/5th Battalion Leicester, he found himself facing the might of the German army in a muddy field south of Cherbourg, in Northern France, with just thirty rounds of ammunition in his weapon pouch.

Horace's war didn't last long. He was taken prisoner on 25th May 1940 and forced to endure a ten week march across France and Belgium en-route to Holland. Horace survived...barely...

Many of his fellow comrades were not so fortunate. Falling by the side of the road through sheer exhaustion and malnourishment meant a bullet through the back of the head and the corpse left to rot. After a three day train journey without food and water, Horace found himself incarcerated in a prison camp in Poland. It was there he embarked on an incredible love affair with a German girl interpreting for his captors.

He experienced the sweet taste of freedom each time he escaped to see her, yet incredibly he made his way back into the camp each time, sometimes two, three times every week. He brought food back to his fellow prisoners to supplement their meager rations. He broke out of the camp over two hundred times and towards the end of the war even managed to bring radio parts back in. The BBC news would be delivered daily to over 3,000 prisoners.

This is an incredible tale of one man's adversity and defiance of the German nation.

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Horace Greasley (1918-2010) was an English POW who escaped from his camp more than 200 times.


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5.0 von 5 Sternen Loved it ! 27. August 2013
Von Anniushka
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Great but sad story. Beginning was a little slow but after a while, I just coudnt stop reading. I Will miss all the guys. Thanks.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Masterpiece of Storytelling 14. August 2011
Von Badger559 - Veröffentlicht auf
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I should have known I'd love this book from the get go after getting sucked into the Foreword and the Prologue. Once I started Chapter One, and I met the Russian soldier Ivan with his mentor at the end of the Second World War, I couldn't put it down. From there it reversed in time, and I was introduced to the humble beginnings of my soon to be role model/hero Joseph Horace "Jim" Greasley and the stranger than fiction tale of his involvement in the war, his capture, and his struggle to survive to die a free and loved man.

People often use the expression "a roller coaster of emotion" for different kinds of things, but honestly, after reading this book, I will never use that expression for another movie, book, story, anything, ever again. I knew going into reading it that Greasley would come out alive, after all it's his story, but even so, the hairs on the back of my neck stood on end when for a split second it looked like he would come close to death--and that occurred almost every five pages. I was emotionally connected to every character in this story: his friends--Flapper especially--his lover Rose, the many faces he'd seen along his journey, and I even felt a hint of sadness for some of the German guards, the enemies of the story.

By over 300 pages, I felt I knew these men, and if given the chance to meet them, I would in a heartbeat, even if it's now impossible. It's so hard to put into words how much this novel moved me after I turned the last page, but it's restored so much faith in me that human beings although are capable of evil, they are capable of good, and good can always triumph with hope and spirit--even when the main character himself is an atheist.

If you pick this book up, you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A gripping true story about love and determination in WW2 3. Februar 2009
Von William Daysh - Veröffentlicht auf
This is a truly gripping and heart-rending story of a young British soldier's incredible spirit and determination to survive the inhumanity and degradation of German POW camps and the liberation of Europe in WW2. While still a prisoner, `Jim' dares to lust after a young Silesian female interpreter called Rosa and somehow manages to make love to her within feet of his German captors -- initially, just to spite them. But as their lust evolves into a passionate love affair, it forces them both to risk their lives constantly as he routinely manages to escape just to be with Rosa and to facilitate their joint efforts to smuggle radio parts and extra life-saving food into the camp to share with his fellow prisoners.
A very well told story that I recommend highly.
"A well-crafted story of forbidden love overcoming impossible odds. The pages seem to turn by themselves one after another until the emotional conclusion arrives."
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A heart-rending love story set in the horrors of WW2 24. März 2010
Von Carol Ovens - Veröffentlicht auf
Be prepared to experience a roller coaster of emotions when you read this book. Beautifully written, Horace describes how even whilst enduring the horrific hardships of prisoner-of-war camps he was able to find love. This is a war story with a difference - a unique and touching story that the reader is drawn into.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen A Good Read 24. Dezember 2013
Von Pathfinder 66 - Veröffentlicht auf
The story is well written and moves along at a good clip. Greasley's tale is indeed remarkable and he was apparently a man of great pride and determination. That said, a few doubts linger in view of the fact there was no corroboration from other sources. The first and last parts of the book are not for the feint of heart, as the cruelty endured by both captives and civilians at the hands of the Germans are described in stomach-churning detail. But my biggest issue with the book was the explicit sex scenes that served no purpose and were distracting in view of the real drama unfolding. One minute you're reading about the POWs being subjected to the sadistic whims of SS officers, and the next you're reading in detail about Greasley's girlfriend's genitalia. I suspect the author did this to create interludes to what otherwise would have been a long sequence of redundant escapes. If so, he should have found another way. Had he done so, and had there been even one corroborative source, I would have given it five stars.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Not Sure...Fantastic Story Telling, Though 12. März 2014
Von R. Callicotte - Veröffentlicht auf
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My problem with this book was not that it wasn't interesting. It was that some of the way the book approached the story telling is grandiose and seems almost unreal in places to the point it doesn't sound true. Everything makes him seem like a hero who can do no real wrong, like we're watching a film.

Another reason for the three stars was not only the unrealistic story telling, but also he frequently uses language that's inappropriate in great quantities and he shares his sexual exploits like I'm reading porn. Not good.

For anyone who has a problem with what I'm saying about the unrealistic story, you might do a Google search to see one man who dedicated some time to researching the reality around the claims in this book. It might help you decide whether to read it or not.

Did not finish the book.
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