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Over The Wall: Trials and Tribulations of a Jailbreaker. Based on a True Story

425 pages7 hours


The story opens in 1950 when a scrawny, undernourished lad of 15 is about to embark upon a criminal career. Set against the backdrop of an impoverished childhood in the Black Country, easy money and good times beckon.

Borstal awaits, where violent encounters and a brutal regime shape the future. Years of incarceration follow in some of Britain's most notorious prisons where bonds are formed with infamous criminals of the era.

It takes nerves of steel, guts and dogged determination to pull off a daring escape from inside the main block of a High Security prison in 1961, the only such escape in the history of The Dana in Shrewsbury. On the run, armed and dangerous, a nationwide manhunt ensues.

The gripping adventure is a tale of adversity, incredible challenges, powerful self-belief and one man's indomitable spirit.

This is Walter's story.

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