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My Escape from Donington Hall: Preceded By an Account of the Siege of Kiao-Chow in 1915

1914. Gunther Plüschow is about to break the record for the highest altitude ever flown at 5500 miles.

But the First World War draws his talents elsewhere.

This is the incredible account of Gunther Plüschow’s First World War. However, it is not a tale of the trenches, but a remarkable account of a German prisoner of war in Britain.

At the outbreak of war Plüschow was sent to China to fight against the Japanese at Kiao-Chow.

Attempting to escape to America Plüschow was captured and brought to the Prisoner of War camp at Donington Hall.

And there he performed perhaps his greatest triumph yet.

He became the only prisoner of war to escape from Britain to Germany during the first world war.

In this earnest and fascinating account, Plüschow demonstrates his perseverance and courage against great odds.

His own words, as translated by Pauline De Chary, bring the past to life for any modern reader.

This particular tale is a glimpse into the mind of a German soldier and highly respected officer during WW1.

Gunther Plüschow (1886 – 1931) was a German aviator and explorer from Munich. In addition to escaping Donnington Hall during the First World War, Plüschow was the first to fly over and filmTierra del Fuego and Patagonia. He died on his second flight over Patagonia.

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