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Colditz

(2001)
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Breathtaking and mesmerizing, Colditz is a gripping tale of perseverance, heroism, and adventure. Filled with the thrilling never-before-told personal stories of the prisoners of war held within the walls of this medieval fortress turned German high-security prison camp, Colditz offers endlessly intriguing stories of consummate survivors who proved the human spirit to be indomitable.

In more than fifty original interviews, the English, French, Dutch, and Polish officers and their guards describe their experiences in the notorious castle. They reveal their boredom and frustrations, as well as the challenges inherent in making maps out of jelly or constructing tunnels with mere cutlery knives. The stories are by turns comic and tragic, as much of their labor and invention ended in failure. But what emerges is a story of breathtaking ingenuity and an intriguing portrait of the fascinating game of wits between captives and captors, who were bound together by mutual respect and extraordinary tolerance.

    

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1772 : USA Hardback
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Title: Colditz: The Untold Story of World War II's Great Escapes
Author(s): Henry Chancellor
ISBN: 0-06-001252-8 / 978-0-06-001252-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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August 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Colditz
Author(s): Henry Chancellor
ISBN: 0-340-79494-1 / 978-0-340-79494-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Colditz: The Definitive History: The Untold Story of World War II's Great Escapes
Author(s): Henry Chancellor
ISBN: 0-06-001286-2 / 978-0-06-001286-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Colditz
Author(s): Henry Chancellor
ISBN: 0-340-79495-X / 978-0-340-79495-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet Books
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August 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Colditz Tsp Edition
Author(s): Henry Chancellor
ISBN: 0-340-82160-4 / 978-0-340-82160-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Audio Editions

April 2002 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Colditz: The Definitive History
Author(s): Henry Chancellor
ISBN: 0-7531-1439-9 / 978-0-7531-1439-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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