Indie Fighting High acquires "Great Escape" title

<p>Independent publisher Fighting High has acquired <em>Great War to Great Escape</em>, the story of one of the survivors of the Second World War POW breakout immortalised in &quot;The Great Escape&quot;.<br /><br />Managing director Steve Darlow commissioned the title from author Laurence Green, who is the grandson of escapee Bernard Green, acquiring world rights.<br /><br />Flight Lieutenant Green MC was one of 76 prisoners of war who tunnelled out of Stalag Luft III; he was recaptured, and survived the war. Fifty others were killed on the direct orders of Hitler.<br /><br />The book draws on family archives and letters, telling of Green&#39;s experiences at Ypres and the Somme during the First World War, and then of his years of captivity during virtually all of the Second World War.<br /><br />Darlow said: &quot;I read the draft manuscript and what I liked about it was that it very much got into the mind of Bernard Green. It deals quite a bit with the psychology of the First World War and how that affected him.&quot;<br /><br />The title will be published on 24th March to coincide with the anniversary of the escape, which took place on the night of the 24th/25th March 1944.<br /><br />Fighting High, a military aviation specialist, published its first title in autumn of 2009, and has four titles already scheduled for 2011.<br />&nbsp;</p>