Colditz: The Full Story by P.R. Reid

By P.R. Reid

The Germans proposal break out used to be very unlikely. those males proved them flawed. Colditz fortress, situated close to Leipzig Germany, used to be the final cease for opt for Allied prisoners in the course of global battle II. It was once right here, a reportedly impregnable fort, that the Germans despatched the entire prisoners who escaped from different prisons. as soon as in the partitions, the Germans reasoned, escaping was once most unlikely. but through the four-year interval while the fort was once used as a jail, over 300 males escaped, thirty-one via Nazi Germany. Prisoners from ten assorted Allied international locations labored jointly to shape a very foreign get away academy. They created skeleton keys, solid German passes, drafted maps, and developed every kind of instruments and equipment out of no matter what they can locate.

The ingenuity of the prisoners knew no bounds: they attempted every little thing from tunneling beneath the castle's partitions to hiding within the rubbish to disguising themselves as German officials. They even outfitted a glider, which they by no means used. Resourcefulness and tough paintings received some of them their freedom.

Author and previous British military officer, P.R. Reid, was once one of many males who escaped from Colditz and made it domestic to inform the tale.

This variation, brought into the Zenith army vintage sequence, introduces this exciting WWII tale to a brand new new release of readers. 4 appendices on the finish of e-book supply a whole directory of prisoners and employees, all the tried escapes, the key code used to speak among prisoners and the skin global, and extra.

"This ebook is very instructed reading."
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