Friday, October 30, 2020

DO THE BIRDS STILL SING IN HELL WW2 BOOK ABOUT A SOLDIER WHO ESCAPED A GERMAN CAMP OVER 200 TIMES TO BECOME A MOVIE MUSICAL

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 DO THE BIRDS STILL SING IN HELL? INCREDIBLE WW2 STORY
Monarch Media and Jayson Rothwell will turn Horace Greasley's biography DO THE BIRDS STILL SING IN HELL? novel into a movie musical. This incredibly moving love story will be a biopic on cocky
Some historians have tried to debunk the story
British WWII soldier Horace Jim Greasley who has sacrificed himself over 200 times by escaping from a German POW camp to both be with the woman he loved –the camp Commander’s personal translator– and to return to camp with food and supplies for fellow prisoners in order to keep them alive.

     Horace was 20 years old in the spring of 1939 when Adolf Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and Poland. After seven weeks of training, he found himself facing the might of the German army in a muddy field in Northern France, with just 30 rounds of ammunition in his weapon pouch. Horace's war didn't last long. He was taken prisoner on May 25th, 1940 andforced to endure a 10 week march across France and Belgium en route to
Jayson Rothwell has penned the script
Holland. Horace survived, barely, but many of his comrades were not so fortunate. Falling by the side of the road through exhaustion and malnourishment meant a bullet through the back of the head and the corpse left to rot. After a three day train journey without food and water, Horace found himself incarcerated in a prison camp in Poland. It was there he embarked on an incredible love affair with a German girl interpreting for his captors. He experienced the sweet taste of freedom each time he escaped to see her, yet incredibly he made his way back into the camp each time - sometimes two or three times a week. He broke out of the camp more than 200 times, often bringing food back to his fellow prisoners to supplement their meagre rations, and toward the end of the war even managed to bring radio parts back in, allowing the BBC news to be delivered daily to more than 3,000 prisoners.

8 comments:

  1. What an incredible story. One has to wonder why he came back if he was able to break free. I'm not sure I'm up for a musical, but the story is enough to compel me to give it a try.

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    1. As it says in the story, he was coming back for his love and to bring food to the rest of the prisoners. I'm not sure why it will be a musical either, probably because it is a love story. There were historians in the media in recent years who tried to debunk his story.

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  2. I love everything about WWII ❤

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  3. I'm all in with this book to start!! Off to Amazon now to look it up. What an incredible man, and to go back in after escaping so that he can bring a little bit of refuge to his comrades is amazing. Being the chicken I am, I'd escape and then die somewhere in a cave from starvation or anxiety of what was in the cave. LOL

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    1. I wonder why others did not escape if he had a route?

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  4. I get that he was bringing food and stuff, but I'd run for the friggin hills if I ever had the chance to break free from captivity.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)