Author: Reid, P. R.
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 223 pages. Colditz was the last stop for prisoners of war in World War Two. 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 caslte 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 rubish sacks, disguising themselves as German officers, and leaping acrobatically from the castle walls.