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Flight From Colditz: Would the Second World War's Most Audacious Escape Plan Have Succeeded?

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Flight From Colditz: Would the Second World War's Most Audacious Escape Plan Have Succeeded?

Tony Hoskins

Frontline Books

2016

168 pages

$39.95

Hardcover

D805

Hoskins presents an exciting account of an escape plan put into action by the Allied prisoners of war held at Colditz Castle in Germany during World War II. The plan involved the construction of a glider, which would launch off the roof of the castle; unfortunately, while the prisoners succeeded in building the glider, they were caught before they were able to escape, and the glider was destroyed. In March of 2012, Hoskins led a team in the reconstruction of the glider, using the original plans of the prisoners and the same materials. This book details the research process, reconstruction, and launch of the glider over a period of fourteen days, while also providing an engaging narrative look into the past. Distributed in the US by Casemate. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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