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Continues to thrill every bit as much as Reid's 1st book
on 13 February 2008
The 2nd of Reid's books specifically on Colditz does not disappoint. The story follows on in time from where the first book left off. Reid and his 3 companions have escaped but life in Oflag IVC goes on. Reid uses accounts by Howe (the 2nd Escape Officer - and longer serving one) and several other former POWs to build up a vivid and extremely descriptive account of life at the POW camp. The men continue to try to go under, though and over walls as well as out of the front door dressed as Germans. Reid accurately captures the triumph of hope over adversity in a thrilling and compelling way. If you could not put down The Colditz Story then you will read this in a day or two. A gripping read.