The Colditz Story with The Latter Days

REID, P.R. The Colditz Story with The Latter Days.

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REID, P.R. The Colditz Story with The Latter Days. London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1954 and 1952].

Two volumes, 8vo. Original cloth with illustrated dust-wrappers (not price-clipped), The Latter Days with map endpapers; pp. 278. [8, tables of dramatis personae); 288, [12, tables of dramatis personae], illustrations in the text; wrapper of the first volume with marginal flaws, the other volume less so; a rather nice set with a folded printed leaf The Colditz Story - The Escape Game loosely inserted.
Fifth impression of the first volume, first of the second. Probaly the most famous true escape story in th English speaking world, written by one of the few to escape from Colditz, reaching neutral Switzerland in 1942. The second volume deals with th fate of the Escape Committee who remained at Colditz, including the French Tunnel and the Colditz Glider.