An Evening with Ben Macintyre in Cambridge

An Evening with Ben Macintyre in Cambridge

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Anglia Ruskin University

East Road

Cambridge

CB1 1PT

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Bestselling historian Ben Macintyre tells the real story of WW2's 'inexcapable' Nazi prison camp in his new book Colditz

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On Wednesday, 14 September, bestselling historian Ben Macintyre tells the real story of WW2's 'inescapable' Nazi prison camp in his new book Colditz: Prisoners of the Castle.

In a forbidding Gothic castle on a hilltop in the heart of Nazi Germany, an unlikely band of British officers spent the Second World War plotting escapes from their captors. Of so the story of Colditz has gone, unchallenged for 70 years. But that tale contains only part of the truth.

The astonishing inside story, revealed for the first time in this new book by bestselling historian Ben Macintyre, is a tale of the indomitable human spirit, but also one of snobbery, class conflict, homosexuality, bullying, espionage, boredom, insanity and farce. With access to an astonishing range of material, Macintryre reveals a remarkable cast of characters of multiple nationalities hitherto hidden from history, with captors and prisoners living for years cheek-by-jowl in a thrilling game of cat and mouse.

Ben Macintyre is the multimillion copy bestselling author of books including Agent Sonya, SAS: Rogue Heroes, The Spy and the Traitor, Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincement, and A Spy Among Friends. He is a columnist and Associate Editor at the Times and has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris, and Washington.

Due to the popularity of this event, it will take place at an external location:

Room: Sci 105

Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge Campus

East Road

Cambridge

CB1 1PT

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