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Colditz : Prisoners of the Castle



Paperback 384 pages
Penguin Books Ltd 25 May 2023
MacIntyre, Ben

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ISBN/SKU: 9780241986974 Categories/Genres: ,


THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER – AND PERFECT GIFT FOR HISTORY BUFFS!’A master at setting the pulse racing’ Daily Mail’A fine feat of storytelling . . . will surely become the last word on the subject’ TelegraphFROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SAS: ROGUE HEROESColditz 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.

‘Like watching a black-and-white photograph being colourised’ Spectator’Every Ben Macintyre book is a treat’ The TabletSunday Times bestseller, November 2022


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