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Friday, February 08, 2008

Escape from Colditz

Today's papers (Times, Daily Telegraph) have announced the death of Major Tony Rolt, racing driver and, during the Second World War, a prisoner at Colditz who helped build a glider in order to escape the castle prison.

Reading the reports reminded me that the Look and Learn archive has a nice painting by Wilf Hardy depicting the glider as it would have been; in reality, American soldiers overran the prison and it was never launched.

Below is the original text that accompanied the illustration.

(* Illustration © Look and Learn Magazine Ltd.)

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