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The Colditz Story By Major P R Reid

The Colditz Story by Major P R Reid

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Summary

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

The Colditz Story Summary

The Colditz Story by Major P R Reid

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.

The Colditz Story Reviews

Challenges comparison with any of the escape stories of World War Two - Daily Telegraph

About Major P R Reid

Patrick Robert "Pat" Reid, MBE, MC was a British Army Officer and author of two bestselling memoirs of his time as a Nazi Prisoner of War at Colditz Castle in Germany, The Colditz Story and The Latter Days at Colditz.

These books became the basis of a film starring Sir John Mills, and a successful television series starring Robert Wagner and David McCallum.

Additional information

GOR007527013
9781444795684
1444795686
The Colditz Story by Major P R Reid
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton
2014-11-20
224
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