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The Colditz Story

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A true classic, this is Pat Reid's original, bestselling story of escape from the dreaded German P.O.W. camp.

Colditz was the last stop for prisoners of war in the Second World War. An impregnable fortress, it was to Colditz 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. The ingenuity of the escape artists knew no bounds: they tried everything from tunnelling, to hiding in rubbish sacks, disguising themselves as German officers, and leaping acrobatically from the castle walls.

Pat Reid was appointed 'Escape Officer' by his fellow prisoners, and masterminded many of these attempts. His own escape, in 1942, was both one of the most simple and one of the most daring.

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Author(s):
P. R. Reid
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1444795686
ISBN-13:
9781444795684
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton
Title:
The Colditz Story

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A true classic, this is Pat Reid's original, bestselling story of escape from the dreaded German P.O.W. camp.

Colditz was the last stop for prisoners of war in the Second World War. An impregnable fortress, it was to Colditz 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. The ingenuity of the escape artists knew no bounds: they tried everything from tunnelling, to hiding in rubbish sacks, disguising themselves as German officers, and leaping acrobatically from the castle walls.

Pat Reid was appointed 'Escape Officer' by his fellow prisoners, and masterminded many of these attempts. His own escape, in 1942, was both one of the most simple and one of the most daring.

Author(s):
P. R. Reid
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1444795686
ISBN-13:
9781444795684
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton
Title:
The Colditz Story

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