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The Colditz Story By P. R. Reid

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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The Colditz Story Summary


The Colditz Story by P. R. Reid

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.

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About P. R. Reid


Pat Reid was one of the first captives to be imprisoned at Colditz in the Second World War. The tale of how he escaped the prison is one of the classics of twentieth century literature.

Additional information

GOR000363030
The Colditz Story by P. R. Reid
P. R. Reid
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2001-02-08
224
0304358126
9780304358120
N/A
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