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The Colditz Legacy

3.28 of 5 stars 3.28  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Germany 1941. It was the most incredible plan. No one gave them a chance. British officers Hugh Hartley and Malcom Royce achieved what some believed to be impossible and escaped from the infamous Oflag IVc – Colditz Castle. But as they are about to cross the Swiss border Royce is shot. He begs Hartley to save himself and, wracked with guilt, Hartley leaves his friends behi ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published February 18th 2006 by Headline Book Publishing (first published November 7th 2005)
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Colditz is an infamous castle in Germany, where the main character, Coronel Hugh Hartley, is imprisoned after being caught in Greece. With him is Royce, another officer with mental disorders, not a friend but a fellow soldier whom he feels obliged to help. They escape from the Nazis but at the Swiss border Royce is shot and begs Hartley to leave him and escape. In 1973, Hartley is a senior MI6 officer and receives information that Royce is again at Colditz, now a mental asylum in East Germany, n ...more
To quote Dave Eggers, this is not a 'work of staggering genius', but considering it was found in the bargain bin for the sumly price of four dollars, it was better then I had feared. A somewhat enjoyable diversion, however it was not necessarily misplaced in the bookstore.

Will I pass it on for others to read? Most certainly, as a good book should always be shared, even mediocre ones such as this. Will I remember this book in a years time? Doubtful.

Edward Callaghan
Gripping thriller. Sort of book you don't want to end! Combines two of my favourite themes/genres - thrillers and colditz!
Richard Nicholson
Got bored. Life's too short, and all that those other cliches
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