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Felice Benuzzi

No Picnic on Mount Kenya

The Story of Three P.o.W.s' Escape to Adventure

Published: William Kimber, London, 1952

Edition: Third Edition

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1 Volume 1952.

Dust jacket with pictorial cover.

Red cloth boards with gilt title on spine.

Endpapers with printed summary of expedition.

x, 231 pages + portrait frontispiece.

Colour plate + illustrations.

This mountaineering classic recounts the 1943 episode of three escaped

Italian prisoners of war attempting to reach the summit of Mount Kenya.

Felice Benuzzi recounts one of the most bizarre and daring

adventures of the twentieth century. In 1943, Benuzzi and

two fellow prisoners escaped from a British camp in equatorial

East Africa with one goal, to climb the seventeen-thousand-foot

Mount Kenya, Africa's second tallest mountain. Filled with suspense

and humor, it is an extraordinary story that has earned its place

as a masterpiece.  

Recorded shipping weight 1000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Jacket Condition: Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 22 x 15 cm.
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0657087803
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