From Calais to Colditz: A Rifleman’s Memoir of Captivity and by Philip Pardoe

By Philip Pardoe

From Calais to Colditz hasn't ever been released earlier than yet readers would definitely agree that the wait has been important.

The writer was once a tender platoon commander while his battalion have been ordered through leading Minister Winston Churchill to protect Calais to the final guy and so distract German consciousness from the evacuation of the BEF at Dunkirk.

After an extreme 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 through tunnelling, ultimate at huge on one social gathering for twelve days. those exploits certified him for a spot within the infamous Colditz citadel, the intended escape-proof camp. The descriptions of his vibrant fellow prisoners, their captors and their notable stories are nearly as good as any of the former bills and in lots of respects extra revealing.

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