Voices of Colditz: Handwritten accounts by allied officers inside Oflag IV-C

Voices of Colditz: Handwritten accounts by allied officers inside Oflag IV-C

by Peter Clay

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Overview

** This e-book edition includes 143 original diary pages and 57 colour illustrations and photographs **

Confined within the impregnable cold walls of Colditz Castle during the Second World War, two Canadian army officers passed a logbook from a Red Cross parcel among the officers and men of Oflag IV-C so they could write their own stories to be published after the war. Although much of the logbook was typed and printed in 1946, the original writings were concealed in a bedroom drawer for nearly seventy years before finally seeing the light of day and are now printed in their original historical form. These stories each meticulously written in pencil by officers whose exploits have since been immortalised in books, film and television can be seen here as they were written inside Colditz Castle. These fascinating pages bring to life many episodes of courageous prison camp escapes, air, land and sea battles, bombing raids, incarceration, deprivation and even amusing wartime experiences. There are poems, drawings and the vivid experiences that now can be seen just as they were recounted on paper in the dark days of the war. This format brings the reader closer than ever to the actual experiences of those gallant officers and men, whose heroic actions and persistent escape attempts gave them fame.

** This e-book edition includes 143 original diary pages and 57 colour illustrations and photographs **

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149893256
Publisher: Fonthill Media LLC
Publication date: 01/25/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

PETER CLAY was born on the Channel Island of Guernsey, the son of a Second World War Canadian army officer and an English mother. He was educated at Elizabeth College before becoming a graphic designer at Bournemouth College of Art. After a year in Berlin, Clay immigrated to Canada where he worked in advertising agencies as an art director. He then moved into the direct mail industry to become creative director, copy writer and manager. Clay then left to train and work as a hypnotherapist, counsellor and coach. He has written extensively for a variety of projects from business to books.

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