By Philip Pardoe
The writer was once a tender platoon commander whilst his battalion have been ordered via best Minister Winston Churchill to safeguard Calais to the final guy and so distract German cognizance from the evacuation of the BEF at Dunkirk.
After an excessive 4 day conflict, the survivors have been subjected to a gruelling twelve day march in the direction of Germany. There incarceration in a succession of POW camps within which the writer succeeded in escaping two times, either over the twine and via tunnelling, closing at huge on one social gathering for twelve days. those exploits certified him for a spot within the infamous Colditz fortress, the meant escape-proof camp. The descriptions of his vibrant fellow prisoners, their captors and their remarkable stories are nearly as good as any of the former bills and in lots of respects extra revealing.
How lucky it truly is that From Calais to Colditz can now be learn by way of a large audience.
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