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Publisher Description

Colditz was the last stop for prisoners of war during WWII. Those who persisted in escaping from other camps were sent to the impregnable fortress of Colditz Castle, situated on a rocky outcrop high above the River Mulde. Once within the walls of the castle, the Germans reasoned, escape was impossible. And yet many prisoners attempted escape and many succeeded

Pat Reid was one of those men. Appointed 'Escape Officer' by his fellow inmates, he masterminded many of the attempts. From tunnelling, to hiding in rubbish sacks, disguising themselves as German officers and even leaping from the castle walls, nothing was too dangerous or foolhardy compared to imprisonment by the enemy. Reid's own escape, in 1942, was both one of the most simple and the most daring.

First published in 1952, The Colditz Story is a classic escape story in the tradition of The Great Escape and The Wooden Horse.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2014
December 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hodder & Stoughton
SIZE
793.7
KB

Customer Reviews

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The colditz story

Wonderful rad couldn’t put it down today’s ‘snowflakes, ould never even try just sit and moan. Thank god for these heroes!,,

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