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The Diggers of Colditz

The Classic Australian POW Story About Escape from the Impossible
Narrated by: Steve Shanahan
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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Summary

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 20 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)
 

©1985, 1997, 2019 Jack Champ and Colin Burgess (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Australia. All rights reserved.

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Amazing

I love finding out about other points of view of what occurred in coldtiz. As well as finding out more about the POWs and the events that occurred there. This book provided this and more. I absolutely loved it

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  • 02-08-20

Disappointing...

I love WW2 stuff. I don't know if it was the writing or the way the story was told, but the whole thing lacked intensity. I was never on the edge of my seat. It just felt mehhh. Narration was okay