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Title:
The narrow door at Colditz
Author:
Wise, Robert L.
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Publication Information:
Nashville, Tenn. : Broadman and Holman Publ., 2004.
Physical Description:
x, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780805430721
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Book

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In the brooding medieval castle of Colditz located near the German border with Czechoslovakia, Allied prisoners of the Second World War devised every method of escape from twisting tunnels to an improvised glider flight from the dreaded Nazi-held castle. In 1942, only Sergeant Tony Irving and five Allied accomplices discovered how to march through the narrow door and escape. Acting with faith and patriotism, the Allied soldiers break out and run toward Switzerland.


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Training Britishers in the use of bazookas against Panzer tanks, American Sergeant Tony Irving is captured by Nazis and sent to a supposedly escape-proof castle deep inside Germany in Wise's The Narrow Door at Colditz. 0 Reminiscent of The Great Escape, 0 Tony and his compadres make a clever, though only partially successful, escape, with Tony standing in for Steve McQueen and with the requisite, none-too-bright commandant providing obstacles. The tale is hardly original, but it's based on historical events, and Wise knows how to deliver suspense. --John Mort Copyright 2004 Booklist