On 26 December 1960 Donal Donnelly made his dramatic get away from the criminal referred to as ""Europe's Alcatraz"". utilizing hack-saw blades, torn sheets and electrical cable, Donal broke out of Crumlin street felony, working the gauntlet of searchlights, alarms and machine-gun nests. 3 years previous, the teenage Donal were convicted of club within the IRA throughout the first 12 months of ""Operation Harvest"", and was once sentenced to 10 years. this is often the tale of the way he overcame many hurdles to dwell a winning, satisfied existence. ""A readable writing variety and a rousing description of Donnelly's get away from felony. . . . An action-packed saga.""-Library magazine
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