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Colditz beyond the myth

Ben Macintyre's book takes in the stories of those excluded from the manly myth of Colditz, the storied Nazi POW camp at the heart of many daring escape plots

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Colditz: Prisoners of the Castle

Kanika Datta
Colditz: Prisoners of the Castle
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 353
Price: Rs 799

Ben Macintyre has a knack of publishing a book every two years, most of which demand painstaking research, site visits and interviews that would take most other authors at least five years per book to write. His classics — Agent ZigZag, Operation Mincemeat, Double Cross, A Spy Among Friends and Agent Sonya — centre on wartime espionage. The stories he chooses are well-known page-turners but in Mr Macintyre’s hands they acquire a fresh vividness, his research uncovering novel angles that make these books compelling reading. Colditz: Prisoners of The Castle

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First Published: Feb 24 2023 | 12:39 AM IST

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