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Larry Harris and Brian Taylor.

Toronto, Macmillan, c1984.
241pp, cloth, $19.95.
ISBN 0-7715-9794-0.

Grades 10 and up.
Reviewed by David Remski.

Volume 12 Number 5
1984 September

Hans Nütt was the son of a German Social Democrat who committed suicide shortly after Hitler came to power in Germany. Nütt was therefore a member of that minority of Germans who did not support the Nazis.

Escape to Honour is the true story of Hans Nütt's fantastic experiences during World War II. Trained as a merchant seaman, Nütt was inducted into the German navy. Imprisoned for helping some friends desert, Nütt escaped from a military concentration camp and walked to France, where he joined the Resistance and played an active role in the Underground before being recruited to serve as a spy for British Intelligence.

The story of Hans Nütt, who now lives in Edmonton, is absorbing and exciting and would be a good purchase for any public library. In addition, senior secondary history students would find this personal account to be a good choice for supplementary reading. Some graphic physical details of the concentration camp experience make the book a bit strong for younger readers.

David Remski, Madonna H. S., Downsview, ON.
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