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Locked doors, high prison walls and barbed wire are formidable enough obstacles, but many escaping prisoners also face savage dogs and armed guards who shoot to kill.
Is there really such a thing as a true ghost story? The strange tales in this book are all based on actual reports by people who believed they had been haunted by ghosts or poltergeists.
Epic naval encounters between titanic warships, monumental battles involving thousands of men, and duels between lone snipers facing almost certain death, these are some of the dramatic tales in this collection of true stories from the second world war.
From shark attacks and blazing airships to exploding spacecraft and sinking submarines, these are real stories of people who have stared death in the face and lived to tell the tale.
As the world's tallest mountain, Everest has held a special fascination for climbers ever since it was first discovered 150 years ago. Since then, over a thousand men and women have stood triumphant on its tiny summit.
What are real spies like? Some are like the beautiful Mata Hari, or like James Bond. But, as you'll see in 'True Spy Stories', spies usually live shadowy double lives, risking imprisonment, torture and execution for a chance to change history.
Firefighters battling with a blazing nuclear reactor to a helicopter rescue team on board a fast-sinking ship. This is an amazingly vivid collection of true stories about men and women whose extraordinary courage has captured the imagination of millions.
Today, almost a century after it was fought, the First World War still haunts us. With its aircraft, submarines, machine guns and tanks, it was the first modern war.