By Major PR Reid MBE MC

Signed by Major Pat Reid

  • Price: £ 135

Inscribed and signed by Major Pat Reid on the title page 

‘I hope you’ll enjoy this book!

Published by Macmillan. First Edition 1984.  346 pages with photos and useful appendices and bibliography.

A Very Good condition hardback book and dustjacket.  Bright and tight with some very light spotting to the end papers and page edges but overall a very nice copy. 

This is the definitive history of Colditz. The author Pat Reid was the first Escape Officer and successfully made a ‘home run’ from Colditz in 1942.

The author and seven ex-inmates surveyed dozens of sources over a thirty year period, including diaries and memoirs by German guards. The resulting wealth of materials allowed Reid to recast familiar escapades and reveal for the first time the ingenious methods used by the Polish, Dutch, and French on their quest for freedom.

A very collectable book and signature.