Major Pat Reid brings together the many dramatic discoveries resulting from research that has covered the five continents.
From Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French, German and Polish prisoners, as well as those from the British Commonwealth and USA were incarcerated in suffocating intimacy for five years in an alien and hostile land. Under these conditions they proved that men could live together and that loyalty and generosity could thrive, transcending the natural prejudices of race, creed, language and intellectual diversity.
There were more than 300 escape attempts at Colditz and in this fascinating portrayal, Major Pat Reid vividly describes this unique period in Second World War history. The book is a true story, which nonetheless possesses the mythical qualities that cause a legend to live forever.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2003
- 130 x 197 x 25mm