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Book:Castle of the eagles : escape from Mussolini's Colditz / Mark Felton.:2017 Book Castle of the eagles : escape from Mussolini's Colditz / Mark Felton.
Castle of the eagles : escape from Mussolini's Colditz / Mark Felton.
Author: Felton, Mark, 1974-
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Media class: Book
Publisher: Icon,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781785781186 (hbk.) :
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Extent: xii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (bl
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High in the Tuscan hills above Florence, the menacing Vincigliata Castle - a very special prisoner-of-war camp converted on Mussolini's personal orders - held thirteen of the most senior British and Commonwealth officers captured during the campaign in North Africa. 'Keeps up the suspense to the end.' The Times Literary Supplement 'An extraordinary, and largely forgotten wartime story -- brought back to life in this Boys' Own account.' The Daily Mail High in the Tuscan hills above Florence, an elaborate medieval castle, converted to a POW camp on Mussolini's personal orders, holds one of the most illustrious groups of prisoners in the history of warfare. The dozen or so British and Commonwealth senior officers includes three knights of the realm and two VCs. The youngest of them is 48, the oldest 63. One is missing a hand and an eye. Another suffers with a gammy hip. Against insuperable odds, these extraordinary middle-aged POWs plan a series of daring escape attempts, culminating i

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