Book ‘Prisoners of the Castle’ by Ben Macintyre

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An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis’ Fortress Prison

The “entertaining yet objective and often-moving account” (The Wall Street Journal) of one of history’s most notorious prisons — and the remarkable cast of POWs who tried relentlessly to escape their captors, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor. In this gripping narrative, Ben Macintyre tackles one of the most famous prison stories in history and makes it utterly his own. During World War II, the German army used the towering Colditz Castle to hold the most defiant Allied prisoners. For four years, these prisoners of the castle tested its walls and its guards with ingenious escape attempts that would become legend. But as Macintyre shows, the story of Colditz was about much more than escape. Its population represented a society in miniature, full of heroes and traitors, class conflicts and secret alliance…

Publisher: Crown (September 13, 2022); Pages: 368 pages; ISBN-10: 0593136330; ISBN-13: 978-0593136331; ASIN:‎ B09RSJ7J4P

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Author’s biography: Ben Macintyre is a writer-at-large for The Times of London and the bestselling author of A Spy Among Friends, Double Cross, Operation Mincemeat, Agent Zigzag, and Rogue Heroes, among other books. Macintyre has also written and presented BBC documentaries of his work.

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