The WOODEN HORSE
The Classic World War II Story of Escape
Signed by Flt Lt Eric Williams MC
Signed by Eric Williams on the title page
Collins first edition, fifteen impression October 1950. 256 pages and illustrated with drawings
Very Good condition hardback book complete with unclipped dust jacket. The jacket is a bit marked and darkened with some edge wear. The age-tanned pages are clean and the binding is sound
Eric Williams MC (1911–1983) was an English writer and former Second World War RAF pilot and POW. He was the navigator of a 75 Squadron Stirling bomber (BK620) shot down on a bombing raid over Germany on 17/18 December 1942. He wrote several books dealing with his escapes from prisoner-of-war camps, most famously in his 1949 novel ‘The Wooden Horse’, made into a 1950 movie of the same name.
In this novelisation of the true events, the story of the ingenious and daring escape from Stalag Luft III by Williams and his two companions has rightly become one of the most famous books to emerge from the Second World War.
A classic and collectable book.