What is Literature of Escape; definition and famous examples

The term “Literature of escape” refers to the books written mainly from the experiences of The First and The Second World Wars about escaping – mostly from prisoner-of-war camps. They form almost a minor genre of their own, and many of them, apart from being very exciting, are well written. Well-known examples from the First World War are H. E. Hervey’s Cagebirds; H. G. Durnford’s The Tunnellers of Holzminden; Escapers All by various contributors; and The Escaping Club. Probably the most famous from the Second World War is The Wooden Horse (1949) by Eric Williams. There have been many others, including T. D. Teare’s The Evader; Andre Devigny’s Escape from Montluc; David James’s A Prisoner’s Progress; Airey Neave’s They Have Their Exits; George Millar’s Horned Pigeon; Anthony Deane-Drummond’s Return Ticket; W. B. Thomas’s Dare to be Free; Peter Medd’s The Long Walk Home; W. K. Sexton’s We Fought for Freedom; and Anthony Farrar-Hockley’s The Edge of the Sword.

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