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Inhaltsangabe: In this remarkable tale of courage, historian Dawn Trimble Bunyak recounts the experiences of her uncle, Lawrence Pifer, a technical sergeant who survived fourteen months of internment as a prisoner of war in World War II Nazi Germany. A radio operator and ball turret gunner on the American B-17 bomber Slightly Dangerous, Pifer was shot down during a raid on March 4, 1944. As he parachuted from the plummeting plane, Pifer witnessed the deaths of two of his fellow crewmembers. Captured by Nazi soldiers and taken to a series of German Stalag Luft camps, Pifer and other servicemen-mostly in their teens and twenties-endured torture, starvation, disease, and forced marches. When British forces liberated Pifer's group, he pushed his POW experiences deep into the recesses of his mind, not to recall them in detail for decades. Years later, a POW group at a Veterans Administration hospital helped Pifer realize that he was ready to tell his story. After forty hours of interviews with Pifer, Dawn Trimble Bunyak retells the enthralling story of an average enlisted man's struggle to survive in the face of hopelessness, with only his strong faith and pride in country to sustain him.
In his foreword, historian Arnold Krammer shows how popular views of the prisoner-of-war experience have changed dramatically over time yet how rare are such first-person accounts as Pifer's. Enhanced by numerous photographs and maps and an appendix of prisoners' poetry, Our Last Mission is one of only a few oral histories that details the daily experiences of one of the 94,000 American POWs in Europe during World War II.
About the Author: Dawn Trimble Bunyak is an independent historian who consults in matters of historic preservation. She won the Ward Family Prize in Public History in 2001.
Titel: Our Last Mission: A World War II Prisoner in...
Verlag: University of Oklahoma Press
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung University of Oklahoma Press 1st printing, Norman, 2003. xxviii, 259 p., frontis, photos, appendix, notes, biblio, index, 8vo; Fine/VG dust jacket, dust jacket spines sunned (else FINE). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 61695
Buchbeschreibung Univ Oklahoma Press. Buchzustand: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover in Dust Jacket - 1st Edition Printing - 259pp - Drawings - Prison Photos (taken by German Guards) - Index - Camp Poetry - An oral history of a B-17 Ball Turret Gunner and Radio Operator written by the POW's Niece A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 69172
Buchbeschreibung University of Oklahoma Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0806135476
Buchbeschreibung University of Oklahoma Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110806135476