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Over forty years of research has resulted in this exceptional photographic history of life within Colditz Castle, the infamous Second World War prisoner of war camp in Germany, which housed such illustrious names as Douglas Bader, Lorne Welch, Micky Burns and Jack Best.
Michael Booker has accumulated a wealth of information from talking to ex-POWs, as well as the German commandant Prawitt and the head of security Captain Eggers. He relates fascinating and hitherto unpublished stories of British, Polish and French prisoners, and their many and varied attempts to escape. In addition, he has amassed a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia, some never seen before, many of which are reproduced throughout this book.
Personal recollections abound, and characters like Pat Reid, Dick Howe and Sir Rupert Barry offer their insight into camp activities. This entire collection, sumptuously illustrated, stands as a testament to those who were incarcerated there and is a valuable reference on the subject.
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Michael Booker is a joint founder of the Colditz Society, formed in 1991, and edits the newsletter for the Colditz Association.Review:
...a tough book to put down once you start reading. This snapshot within the big picture of the Second World War would make a great addition to any WW2 reference library. (Internet Modeler)
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Book Description Grub Street, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. 0.75 New paperback copies. ; A photographic history of life in the prisoner of war camp; based on first-hand accounts. Illustrated. ; 192 pages. Seller Inventory # 51285
Book Description Grub Street Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111904943950
Book Description Grub Street Publishing, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1904943950