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Colditz The Untold Story of World War II"s Great Escapes by Henry Chancellor

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Published by William Morrow & Company .
Written in English


Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7274517M
ISBN 100060012528
ISBN 109780060012526

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  In Colditz: The Full Story, P.R. Reid delivers "the full history" as part memoir, part researched history and part anecdote. Castle Colditz was a POW compound that the Germans used for special prisoners -- those having shown a propensity for escaping and /5. "The Colditz Story" may be a book about men in captivity, but there is nothing depressing about it. It is, indeed, notable for a light-hearted tone, and it is clear that many of the inmates of the castle responded to their situation with a good deal of wit and humour/5(46). Colditz is a British television series co-produced by the BBC and Universal Studios and screened between and The series deals with Allied prisoners of war imprisoned at the supposedly escape-proof Colditz Castle when designated Oflag IV-C during World War II, and their many attempts to escape captivity, as well as the relationships formed between the various nationalities and their Original network: BBC1. Would you listen to The Colditz Story again? Why? Yes, I would definitely listen to it again. I read the book when I was a teenager and was just as enthralled as I was listening to the audio version. This is a story about the human spirit under pressure and what is possible in a seemingly impossible situation.

  P.R. Reid (–) was a British Army officer who was held captive at Colditz Castle when it was designated Oflag IV-C during the World War II era. Reid was one of the few to escape from Colditz, crossing the border into neutral Switzerland in late after two years as a prisoner of : Zenith Press.   Colditz: The Definitive History This book makes a claim through its subtitle to get beyond the shallow world that the television series portrayed and . Colditz Castle, a forbidding medieval edifice near Leipzig, Germany, was supposed to be the Nazis' most escape-proof prison. Incorrigible Allied officers who had repeatedly escaped from other. The story of Colditz has been told often but this book chronicles the development of the Colditz myth and puts what happened inside the castle in the context of British and Commonwealth POW life in Germany as a whole. Being a captive of the Third Reich was more complicated and .

Information: Welcome to the Society Colditz Castle Homepage Our website aim is to provide an insight of the castle and its heritage and to perhaps prompt you to visit Colditz Castle, in order for you to discover more about its exciting history. In its year historic past, the castle has witnessed a diverse range of use: from a Royal Hunting Lodge to a psychiatric hospital.   The other side of Colditz, from the point of view of the guards. This book describes the constant battle of wits between guards and prisoners - the tunnelling, bribery, impersonations, forgery and trickery of all kinds by which brave men sought to return to : Hale, Robert Limited. The Colditz Story is a British prisoner of war film starring John Mills and Eric Portman and directed by Guy Hamilton. It is based on the book written by Pat Reid, a British army officer who was imprisoned in Oflag IV-C, Colditz Castle, in Germany during the Second World War and who was the Escape Officer for British POWs within the by: Francis Chagrin. Guided tours of the Colditz Castle are available and lie in the price range of Euros. You may directly visit the castle and book a tour there. You may inform them about your visit in advance though. Call on / or send an e-mail on [email protected] Report Abuse/5.