CASTLE OF THE EAGLES


CASTLE OF THE EAGLES

MARK FELDMAN    Book Number: 86476    Product format: Hardback

Sub-titled 'Escape from Mussolini's Colditz', here is the astonishing story of 24 British prisoners who used tunnels to break out of a highly fortified Italian castle-turned-prison. In March 1943 at Vincigliata Castle, a menacing medieval fortress set in the beautiful Tuscan hills of Italy, an extraordinary assemblage of middle-aged British POWs were finally ready to execute an escape. On Benito Mussolini's personal order, the camp housed some of the most senior officers of the Allied army and was guarded by almost 200 Italian soldiers and a vicious fascist commando who answered directly to Il Duce himself. The POWs spent six months digging a tunnel, crafting civilian clothes, forging identity papers, gathering rations, and even constructing dummies to place in their beds. Recreated in the form of a novel but with dialogue sequences based on the real words of veterans, written sources, diaries and spoken interviews, here is an astonishing and sensational true war story. 308pp. US first edition. Photos.
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ISBN 9781250095855
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