Not As Briefed: From the Doolittle Raid to a German Stalag

By: Greening, C. Ross; Dorothy Greening; Karen Morgan Driscoll

Price: $110.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition in green cloth with silver lettering. Oblong binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket is wrapped in protective cover and is as new. Illustrated with b & w photos, many examples of Col. Greening's wartime drawings and paintings (many in color) and 2 maps. Includes notes, sources and index. Greening (1914-1957) flew B-25s in Doolittle's raids on Japan in 1942, flew 27 missions out of North Africa, was shot down in Italy, escaped, blew up prison train, recaptured, escaped again, captured and spent rest of war in a stalag in Barth, Germany, continuing to make an amazing pictorial record of the war -- of his own experiences and those of dozens of other POWs who related their accounts to him. Near the war's end the Allied prisoners seized control of their camp and Greenings invaluable watercolors, sketches, logbook and other items were sagely brought out by Doolittle's B-17s. Greening created and directed a national touring POW exposition. Died unexpectedly at age 43, after an eventful and fulfilling life. Marked "First Printing" on publisher's page.


Stock Description


WSU art graduate Ross Greening painted and wrote a one-of-a-kind record of action in WWII. He piloted a B-25 in the Doolittle Raid, was shot down over Italy, escaped from a POW train, hid out in the mountains of northern Italy, and ended up in a German stalag. His remembrances, as well as his fine artwork illustrating the events of this era, make compelling reading.

Title: Not As Briefed: From the Doolittle Raid to a German Stalag

Author: Greening, C. Ross; Dorothy Greening; Karen Morgan Driscoll

Categories: Art, American History, European History, Military/War,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Washington State Univ Pr: 2001

ISBN Number: 0874222397

ISBN Number 13: 9780874222395

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Art

Size: XL

Seller ID: 142712