The Colditz Myth

British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany
Author(s): 
MacKenzie, S.P.
ISBN: 
0199262101
Date published: 
October 2004
Hardback
Price: 
£20.00

For most prisoners of war in Nazi Germany, the experience of captivity was very different from the dramatic and exciting picture still commonly associated with Colditz. Drawing on first-hand accounts by hundreds of British and Commonwealth ex-POWs, along with thousands of official documents, S. P. Mackenzie goes beyond the popular mythology to present a vivid portrait of what it was really like to be a 'Kriegie'. Featuring the voices of the men themselves, The Colditz Myth explores both the triumphs and the trials and tribulations of POW life inside the Third Reich.