A mad venture and a gallant tribute to man's deep yearning for freedom
'A most extraordinary and well-written prisoner-of-war and escape story' New Yorker.
'A tale worth reading ... Mr Benuzzi's paradoxical mixture of pride and self-mocking humility is attractive; his courage is amazing; his story dramatic' New York Times.
More electrifying than anything a person with a nose for real adventure could hope to read
The history of mountaineering can hardly present a parallel to this mad but thrilling escapade
Felice Benuzzi's tale is a real joy. An extraordinary adventure written with a light, deft, humorous touch that makes it irresistibly readable. And it certainly shows that the British don't have a monopoly of eccentricity.
Benuzzi's sketches and his glorious writing and humour make this an incomparable tribute to camaraderie and daring.