Tomorrow We Escape

July 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

Tomorrow We Escape Cover

On a November morning in 1943, escaped Australian POW Ian Busst comes within a day’s march of Allied lines after journeying hundreds of miles on foot through war-torn Italy. The young man is starving and hypothermic, and the German 10th Army stands between him and freedom.


Years later, 95-year-old Busst – the unlikely survivor – can still recall his wartime experiences in the Royal Australian Engineers in incredible detail, from the sound of a strafing Messerschmitt to the appalling vision of his two mates blown apart by a high-calibre bomb. Busst’s odyssey took him through the dark days of the Battle of Britain and fighting in the Western Desert. Captured near Tobruk during a daring night mission ahead of the German advance into Libya, he was sent to the prison camps of Italy and eventually to the dreaded Campo 57. Subjected to appalling conditions, Busst – known as ‘Mad Bugger’ – became obsessed with one objective: escape.


This is a thriller set amid the great battlefields and prison camps of the Second World War. Tom Trumble brings to life one man’s extraordinary story of high adventure, courage, resilience and, above all, mateship.



Tomorrow We Escape – Book Trailer

July 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

Since the publication of my latest character-driven military history, “Tomorrow We Escape”, I’ve put together a little book trailer.

The book is available where all good books are sold!





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