The Last Escaper : The Untold First-Hand Story of the Legendary Bomber Pilot, 'Cooler King' and Arch Escape Artist Paperback
Joining the RAF in 1937, Peter Tunstall's military career was legendary.
An infamous tormentor of his German captors, he was dubbed the 'cooler king' (on account of his long spells in 'solitary'), and was also a highly skilled pilot, loyal friend and trusted colleague.
Tunstall recounts the high jinks of training to be a pilot, terrifying bombing raids in his Hampden and of elaborate escape attempts at once hilarious and deadly serious - all part of a poignant and human war story superbly told by a natural raconteur.
The Last Escaper is a charming and hugely informative last testament written by 'the last man standing' from the Colditz generation who risked their lives in the Second World War.
It will take its place as one of the classic first-hand accounts of that momentous conflict.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 328 pages
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 10/09/2015
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780715650219