No Picnic On Mount Kenya: The Story Of Three Pows' Escape To Adventure by Felice BenuzziNo Picnic On Mount Kenya: The Story Of Three Pows' Escape To Adventure by Felice Benuzzi

No Picnic On Mount Kenya: The Story Of Three Pows' Escape To Adventure

byFelice Benuzzi

Paperback | September 4, 2018

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In the shadow of Mount Kenya, surrounded by the forests and creatures of the savannah, life drags interminably for the inmates of POW Camp 354, captured in Africa during World War II. Confined to an endless cycle of boredom and frustration, one prisoner realizes he can bear it no longer.
When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its towering peaks for the first time, Felice Benuzzi is transfixed. The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea--an outrageous, dangerous, brilliantidea.
Not many people would break out of a POW camp and trek for days across perilous terrain before climbing the north face of Mount Kenya with improvised equipment, meager rations, and a picture of the mountain on a tin of beef as their most accurate guide. Fewer still would break back into the camp on their return.
This is the remarkable story of three such men--a powerful testament to the human spirit of rebellion and adventure--reissued in a deluxe edition featuring Benuzzi's own watercolor paintings of the expedition and a final chapter that has never before appeared in English.
Felice Benuzziwas born in Vienna in 1910 and grew up in Trieste, doing his early mountaineering in the Julian Alps. He studied law at the University of Rome and represented Italy as an international swimmer in 1933-35. He served in the Italian Colonial Service in Abyssinia until his imprisonment in 1941, and wrote both the English and ...
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Title:No Picnic On Mount Kenya: The Story Of Three Pows' Escape To AdventureFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 7.75 × 5.12 × 0.88 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 5.12 × 0.88 inPublished:September 4, 2018Publisher:QuercusLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681440164

ISBN - 13:9781681440163

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In the shadow of Mount Kenya, surrounded by the forests and creatures of the savannah, life drags interminably for the inmates of POW Camp 354, captured in Africa during World War II. Confined to an endless cycle of boredom and frustration, one prisoner realizes he can bear it no longer.When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its towering peaks for the first time, Felice Benuzzi is transfixed. The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea--an outrageous, dangerous, brilliant idea.Not many people would break out of a POW camp and trek for days across perilous terrain before climbing the north face of Mount Kenya with improvised equipment, meager rations, and a picture of the mountain on a tin of beef as their most accurate guide. Fewer still would break back into the camp on their return.This is the remarkable story of three such men--a powerful testament to the human spirit of rebellion and adventure--reissued in a deluxe edition featuring Benuzzi's own watercolor paintings of the expedition and a final chapter that has never before appeared in English.

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"There are dangerous adventures, and then there's the story of Felice Benuzzi and his fellow Italian soldiers escaping a British POW camp because, 'one had only to start taking risks again.' It's a strange and exciting story."-Men's Journal