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Ben Macintyre / Ben Macintyre
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 revealed for the first time by bestselling historian Ben Macintyre 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 Macintyre reveals a remarkable cast of characters hitherto hidden from history with captors and prisoners living for years cheek-by-jowl in a thrilling game of cat and mouse. Deeply researched and full of incredible human stories this is the definitive book on Colditz.

  • Published by Soundings
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre History
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 1st October 2022
  • Duration 13 Hrs. 22 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781407992242