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Colditz Castle, the camp where the Germans tried to keep the most determined escapers among their prisoners during the Second World War, is already famous through books, films and television. But, surprisingly, very few of the escapers, or would be escapers, have written their own stories.
Here, Reinhold Eggers who was Security Officer on the staff at Colditz during the War, has put together the stories of a number of escapes, and escape attempts, written by the men who actually made them.
Dr. Eggers supports the stories with extracts from his Colditz diary which ran to twenty-six copybooks and also gives a short account of how the tables were turned at the end of the War and he become a prisoner himself.