‘Brother Bosch’, an Airman’s Escape from Germany by Gerald Featherstone Knight | Project Gutenberg

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Capt. Gerald Feathersone Knight, MC, initially joined the Devonshire Regiment but transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1916. In November of that year he was shot down and taken prisoner; in his nine months of captivity he made three escape attempts, the last successful. He died of cancer in 1919, shortly before his Military Cross was awarded for gallantry in making his escape.

Chapter I: Captured
Chapter II: Cambrai
Chapter III: Adventure No. 1
Chapter IV: Retaken
Chapter V: Osnabrück
Chapter VI: Clausthal
Chapter VII: Court-martialled! And proud of it, too!
Chapter VIII: Ströhen
Chapter IX: “An outlaw once again”
Chapter X: The Ems
Chapter XI: Holland

London: William Heinemann, 1919

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Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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