Three Times and Out

Nellie MCCLUNG (1873 - 1951)

The true story of M. C. Simmons, a Canadian soldier captured by the German Army during the early days of World War I. We read of his sixteen months of imprisonment, his encounters with other captured troops of the other Allied armies and his observations of the nature of his captors and their countrymen. Most compellingly we read of his escape from POW camp, his recapture and punishment, and then the capture and punishment following his second escape attempt, climaxing in his third escape attempt and daring travel through enemy territory against all odds. In McClung's words, "Private Simmons is a close and accurate observer who sees clearly and talks well. He tells a straightforward, unadorned tale, every sentence of which is true, and convincing." (Summary by the narrator)

Genre(s): War & Military, Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication and Preface DPranitis
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Play 01 Chapter I. How It Started DPranitis
00:17:25
Play 02 Chapter II. Through Belgium DPranitis
00:14:38
Play 03 Chapter III. Into Germany DPranitis
00:16:21
Play 04 Chapter IV. The Lazaret DPranitis
00:11:54
Play 05 Chapter V. The Prison-Camp DPranitis
00:18:33
Play 06 Chapter VI. Rossbach DPranitis
00:16:30
Play 07 Chapter VII. The Escape; Chapter VIII. Off For Switzerland! DPranitis
00:34:15
Play 08 Chapter IX. Caught; Chapter X. The Cells! DPranitis
00:23:11
Play 09 Chapter XI. The Strafe-Barrack DPranitis
00:15:12
Play 10 Chapter XII. Back to Camp DPranitis
00:17:33
Play 11 Chapter XIII. Cellelager DPranitis
00:21:18
Play 12 Chapter XIV. Off For Holland! DPranitis
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Play 13 Chapter XV. Caught Again DPranitis
00:12:32
Play 14 Chapter XVI. The Invisible Brotherhood DPranitis
00:19:12
Play 15 Chapter XVII. The Cells at Oldenburg DPranitis
00:23:44
Play 16 Chapter XVIII. Parnewinkel Camp DPranitis
00:21:59
Play 17 Chapter XIX. The Blackest Chapter of All DPranitis
00:16:52
Play 18 Chapter XX. Once Again! DPranitis
00:14:19
Play 19 Chapter XXI. Travelers of the Night DPranitis
00:25:15
Play 20 Chapter XXII. The Long Road to Freedom DPranitis
00:31:41
Play 21 Chapter XXIII. Out; Conclusion DPranitis
00:29:09