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Ticket to Hell

Via Dieppe: From a Prisoner's Wartime Log 1942-1945

By A. Robert Prouse

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Series: Goodread Biographies

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Robert Prouse was one of 5000 Canadians who volunteered for the disastrous August 1942 raid on Dieppe. Pinned down as soon as they hit the beach, Prouse was one of the many Canadians captured that day: they spent the rest of the war in German prison camps.
In a secret diary, Prouse kept a faithful record of three years' captivity. Drawn from that log, this account offers an unusually honest, accurate picture of captives and captors. Prouse tells of the horrors faced by those in the German camps, of his two escape attempts, of courage, bravery, tragedy--and the remarkable spirit of men trapped together under inhuman conditions.
Ticket to Hell is a gruelling account of war and captivity, and of the qualities of the human spirit that endure it.

"A fascinating, yet terrible, memoir of what it was like behind barbed wire."

- Kingston Whig-Standard

"A keen observer ... memorable."

- Toronto Sunday Star

"Simple, frequently earthy and graphic, yet dignified ... Provides a personal example of Canadian courage and endurance during the war."

- Times Journal

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 192 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1983
ISBN: 9780887801327
Format: 7in x 4.25in
Black and white illustrations

BISAC Code:  HIS006000, HIS027100
Imprint: Goodread Biography


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