With The Wind To The West
The Great Balloon Escape
by Jurgen Petschull, translated by Courtney Searls
Hodder and Stoughton, 1981, b/w frontispiece, b/w photographs, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0340258950
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor chips adn tears to dustjacket edges,
'As the moon rose at midnight and a favourable breeze began to blow to the West and freedom, two East German families, four adults and four children, began an adventure that became the most dramatic escape yet undertaken from Eastern Europe.
With the Wind to the West tells of their almost unbelievable flight, in September 1979, to West Germany aboard a home-made hot air balloon, the largest such balloon (eight storeys high) ever made.'