Colditz

£10.99

In a forbidding Gothic castle on a hilltop in the heart of Nazi Germany, an unlikely band of British officers spent the Second World War plotting daring escapes from their Nazi captors. Or so the story of Colditz has gone, unchallenged for 70 years. But that tale contains only part of the truth. The astonishing inside story is a tale of the indomitable human spirit, but also one of snobbery, class conflict, homosexuality, bullying, espionage, boredom, insanity and farce. With access to an astonishing range of material, Ben Macintyre reveals a remarkable cast of characters of multiple nationalities hitherto hidden from history, with captors and prisoners living for years cheek-by-jowl in a thrilling game of cat and mouse.

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THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘A master at setting the pulse racing’ Daily Mail
‘A fine feat of storytelling . . . will surely become the last word on the subject’ Telegraph
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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SAS: ROGUE HEROES

Colditz Castle: a forbidding Gothic tower on a hill in Nazi Germany. You may have heard about the prisoners and their daring and desperate attempts to escape, but that’s only part of the real story.

In Colditz: Prisoners of the Castle, bestselling historian Ben Macintyre takes us inside the walls of the most infamous prison in history to meet the real men behind the legends. Heroes and bullies, lovers and spies, captors and prisoners living cheek-by-jowl for years in a thrilling game of cat and mouse – and all determined to escape by any means necessary.

Deeply researched and full of incredible stories, this is a tale of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances – and will change how you think about Colditz forever.
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‘Like watching a black-and-white photograph being colourised’ Spectator
‘Every Ben Macintyre book is a treat’ The Tablet

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Weight 0.313 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xxii, 353 , 24 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

940.547243 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K