Flame Keepers: The True Story of an American Soldier’s Survival Inside Stalag 17

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Stalag 17 stands at center stage in accounts of American aircrew held as prisoners of war by Germany in World War II. Ned Handy was a Flight Engineer/Gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber shot down in Spring, 1944. Handy’s dispassionate narrative of his pre-war life in the Depression and aerial combat in German-controlled skies over Europe blend in seamlessly with his description of endless months of duress as a “kriegie” in Stalag 17. This is a candid and extraordinarily well written tale that reminds us today of the sacrifice, suffering, and determination of the World War II generation.

 

 

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(US) 0786868791

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