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Prisoners Then and Now

Much as comic books, science fiction, noir mysteries, and other writing genres had their “golden age” decades ago, it’s unlikely we’re ever going to again see a war to produce a revival of the escape-story genre, which flourished after WWI and WWII, as prisoners of war from those conflicts set down on paper their memoirs of captivity.

One (or two) of the best of this genre is (are) by Patrick Reid, who authored “The Colditz Story” (which, together with Latter Days at Colditz, is often published together as “Escape from Colditz”) about the goings-on and escapades at Germany’s most impregnable prisoner-of-war camp.

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