COLDITZ – UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
by Nicolas Trudgian
COLDITZ – UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT by Nicolas Trudgian
The castle was specifically used to impound incorrigible Allied oficers who had repeatedly escaped from other camps but putting so many experienced serial escapers in one place proved to be a rather questionable idea. Despite more conventional escape route gradually being sealed off by the Germans, members of "The Colditz Escape Academy" continue to jump, tunnel and sneak out of this 'inescapable' prison in surprising numbers.
Early in the war Hermann Goering made a public declaration that Colditz was 'escape proof' but he was to be proven wrong tim and time again, and over 300 attempts were made during the course of the war, with more than 130 prisoners escaping and 31 succeccfully reaching home. When captured, the result was three weeks in the solitary confinement block, however this didn't stop prisoners inventing more elaborate ways of escaping, even catapulting themselves out of high windows, and of course the famous design and building of a sophisticated glider.
Overall size 14.5" x 12"
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