It’s the Little Things, Escape and Evasion During WWII

The following report was written in 1950 by Oron P. South for the Artic, Desert, Tropic Information Center (ADTIC), Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.  The full title was,It’s the Little Things, Escape and Evasion during World War II, ADTIC Publication No. G-100 (Project 317.8).   My thanks to Richard Shandor of the Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society for bringing this publication to my attention and to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center of the U.S. Army Military History Institute for making a copy for me.

Click on the following PDF link to view the report:

It’s the Little Things in PDF format

So that you can see what the contents are like before clicking on the link, I have typed the table of contents:

Escape and Evasion during World War II

By

Oron P. South

U.S. ARCTIC, DESERT, TROPIC INFORMATION CENTER

Air University

Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

Table of Contents

Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………..1

CHAPTER I – BE PREPARED……………………………………………………… 12

CHAPTER II – THOSE FIRST FEW HOURS………………………………….…22

CHAPTER III – PICKING THEM UP AND PUTTING THEM DOWN…..30

CHAPTER IV – STRATEGY AND TACTICS……………………………………..37

CHAPTER V – “WISHED I HAD HAD___”…………………………………….48

CHAPTER VI – MUM’S THE WORD…………………………………………….52

CHAPTER VII – THERE WILL ALWAYS BE AN UNDERGROUND…….72

CHAPTER VIII – “YOU CAN’T DO THAT TO ME!”…………………………77

CHAPTER IX – ORIENTALS AND ORIENTATION…………………………..85

Following this report, click on M.I.S.-X Manual on Evasion, Escape, and Survival to view it.

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