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The Diggers of Colditz: The classic Australian POW story about escape from the impossible

The Diggers of Colditz: The classic Australian POW story about escape from the impossible (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Champ, Jack
By Burgess, Colin

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Colditz Castle was Nazi Germany's infamous `escape-proof' wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners tirelessly carried out their c... read full description below.

ISBN 9781760852146
Barcode 9781760852146
Published 1 July 2019 by Simon & Schuster Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760852146
ISBN-10 1760852147
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
Imprint Simon & Schuster Australia
Publication Date 1 July 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Champ, Jack
By Burgess, Colin
Category World History: Second World War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Australian
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 989388

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Colditz Castle was Nazi Germany's infamous `escape-proof' wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners tirelessly carried out their campaign to escape from the massive floodlit stronghold, by any means necessary. In this riveting account - by turns humorous, heartfelt and tragic - historian Colin Burgess and Lieutenant Jack Champ, from the point of view of the prisoners themselves, tell the story of the twenty Australians who made this castle their `home', and the plans they made that were so crazy that some even achieved the seemingly impossible - escape! `A stirring testimony of mateship . . . We are often on tenterhooks, always impressed by their determination, industry and courage' Australian Book Review

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