A Crowd is Not Company
By: Robert Kee (author)Paperback
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Robert Kee's vivid account of his years in a German prisoner-of-war camp - and his flight across Europe when he escaped. A classic survival story. Journalist and broadcaster Robert Kee was an RAF bomber pilot in the Second World War. His plane was shot down over Nazi-occupied Holland, he was captured and spent three years and three months in a German POW camp. From the beginning he was intent on escape. After several false starts he finally made it. First published in 1947 as a novel, but now revealed to be an autobiography, A CROWD IS NOT COMPANY recounts Kee's experiences as a prisoner of war and describes in compelling detail his desperate journey across Poland - a journey that meant running the gauntlet of Nazism.
Robert Kee was born in 1919, has an Oxford degree and has been writing ever since he left the RAF, in which he was a bomber pilot, in 1946. He has worked for Picture Post, the Observer, and the Sunday Times, and has been a literary editor of the Spectator. He is considered one of the great broadcasters of his generation, appearing for many years on both the BBC and ITV as reporter, interviewer and presenter. He has taken part in current affairs programmes and documentaries for the BBC and ITV. Most recently he has written on Britain during the Second World War, 1939: The World We Left Behind and 1945: The World We Fought For; and Trial and Error about the Guildford Pub bombings. He was awarded the BAFTA Richard Dimbleby Award in 1976.
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