Kniha: Colditz, The Full Story v anglickom jazyku
Názov: Colditz, The Full Story
Autor: Reid, P.R. MajorVydavateľ: Macmillan, 2002
Dostupnosť: 2-3 týždne
In Colditz The FullStory, Major Pat Reid brings together the many dramatic discoveries resulting from research that covered five continents. This is the definitive account of the experiences of seven European nationalities -Belgian, Czech, Dutch, British, French, German and Polish - as well as those of the Commonwealth and the USA, inside the apparently impregnable fortress of Colditz Castle.
Men from all over the world and from all walks of life were incarcerated in suffocating intimacy for five years in an alien and hostile land. Under these conditions they proved that men could live together and that loyalty and generosity could thrive, transcending the natural prejudices of race, creed, language and intellectual diversity. There were more than three hundred escape attempts at Colditz, and in this fascinating portrayal Major Pat Reid vividly describes this unique episode in Second World War history.
Furthermore, Major Reid reveals the code systems used between the War Office and Colditz; shows how he obtained information on Germany`s secret weapons; and investigates the existence of traitors and the situation of non-collaborators in the Castle. This is a true story, which nonetheless possess the mythical qualities that cause a legend to live for ever.