Publisher: Folio Society, London;
Date of Publication: 2015
Stock Code: 6109
FIRST THUS. Octavo, pp xxiv, , 373. Frontispiece photographic portrait of the Author shortly after his escape, plus numerous archive photographs to plates and 4 full-page watercolours in colour by Major William Anderson; map of Germany and double-page plan of Colditz Castle to fore. Publishers’ green cloth with gilt titles and gilt-and-black motifs to spine and upper board; pictorial endpapers; housed in plain green paper-covered slipcase. A Fine copy; no annotation or inscriptions. Slipcase lightly surface scuffed.
The text follows the 2009 Pan reprint with minor emendations. The classic account of life in a Prisoner of War camp and daring escape attempts, with detailed records of the prisoners and staff, escapes and methods thereof and many photographs of those who made the attempt.