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The Colditz Story by P. R. Reid

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The Colditz Story by P. R. Reid

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This is the original, bestselling true story of the Colditz escape academy, and how one man made it out of the impregnable castle and back to Britain.

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Colditz was the last stop for prisoners of war in the Second World War. It was to this impregnable fortress that the Germans sent all those prisoners who persisted in escaping from other camps, such as Stalag Luft III (of THE GREAT ESCAPE FAME). Once within the walls of Colditz, the Germans reasoned, escape was impossible. And yet during the four-year period when the castle was used as a prison over 300 men escaped, 31 of whom managed to complete the hazardous journey home through Germany. Prisoners from 10 different countries formed a truly international escape academy. Skeleton keys were made, German passes forged, maps drafted, and all manner of tools and machinery constructed out of whatever the prisoners had to hand. The ingenuity of the escape artists knew no bounds: the tried everything from tunnelling, to hiding in rubbish sacks, disguising themselves as German officers, and leaping acrobatically from the castle walls.

Additional Information

SKU GOR000363030
Title The Colditz Story
Author By (author) P. R. Reid
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 2001
Page Number 222
ISBN 0304358126
ISBN13 9780304358120
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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