Acknowledgements The germ of Through Hitler's Back Door lies in the
Commonwealth War Cemetery on the road to Ploiești in Romania when I
stopped over eleven years ago and came across the headstone of Captain David
Russell MC ...
Author: Alan Ogden
Publisher: Pen & Sword
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is a story about the courage of individuals in the face of overwhelming odds during SOE mission in Nazi-allied countries. Although nearly all SOE personnel were either killed or captured, the impact of their operations served as a persistent irritant, undermining Germany's strategic and political assumptions about the loyalty of her allies.
Also see Miller, Bulgaria during the Second World War, 203; and Chary, History
of Bulgaria, 100–105. 2. See Ogden, Through Hitler's Back Door, 187. 3. Ogden, Through Hitler's Back Door, 180–181. 4. Miller, Bulgaria during the Second World
Author: Kristen Ghodsee
Publisher: Duke University Press
In The Left Side of History Kristen Ghodsee tells the stories of partisans fighting behind the lines in Nazi-allied Bulgaria during World War II: British officer Frank Thompson, brother of the great historian E.P. Thompson, and fourteen-year-old Elena Lagadinova, the youngest female member of the armed anti-fascist resistance. But these people were not merely anti-fascist; they were pro-communist, idealists moved by their socialist principles to fight and sometimes die for a cause they believed to be right. Victory brought forty years of communist dictatorship followed by unbridled capitalism after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Today in democratic Eastern Europe there is ever-increasing despair, disenchantment with the post-communist present, and growing nostalgia for the communist past. These phenomena are difficult to understand in the West, where “communism” is a dirty word that is quickly equated with Stalin and Soviet labor camps. By starting with the stories of people like Thompson and Lagadinova, Ghodsee provides a more nuanced understanding of how communist ideals could inspire ordinary people to make extraordinary sacrifices.
Through Hitler's Back Door : SOE Operations in Hungary , Slovakia , Romania
and Bul . garia 1939–1945 , by Alan Ogden ( Barnsley , South Yorkshire , UK :
Pen & Sword , 2010 ) , 284 pp . , end of chapter notes , bibliography , photos ,
The central purpose of the revisionists was not to retell the well - known " backdoor " explanation , but rather to argue that the Roosevelt administration had
deliberately provoked Japan into attacking the United States in order to plunge
Author: Richard F. Hill
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Hill theorizes that the diplomatic community opened the European theater to a full-scale war on Germany because Hitler's pressure on his Japanese allies caused the Pearl Harbor attack.
His return to the Chancellor's seat, with Hitler in a subordinate role to bring the
NSDAP behind the government, ... unity front'.199 Papen found Hitler – who had
entered through the back door – together with Hess, Himmler and Keppler,
Author: Ian Kershaw
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Ian Kershaw's HITLER allows us to come closer than ever before to a serious understanding of the man and of the catastrophic sequence of events which allowed a bizarre misfit to climb from a Viennese dosshouse to leadership of one of Europe's most sophisticated countries. With extraordinary skill and vividness, drawing on a huge range of sources, Kershaw recreates the world which first thwarted and then nurtured the young Hitler. As his seemingly pitiful fantasy of being Germany's saviour attracted more and more support, Kershaw brilliantly conveys why so many Germans adored Hitler, connived with him or felt powerless to resist him.
Commissioned from Sandhurst on 25 May 1940, Russell joined the Scots Guards
Training Battalion on 5 October (Alan Ogden (2010), Through Hitler's Back Door:
SOE Operations in Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria, 1939– 1945 ...
Author: Dennis Deletant
British Clandestine Activities in Romania during the Second World War is the first monograph to examine the activity throughout the entire war of SOE and MI6. It was generally believed in Britain's War Office, after Hitler's occupation of Austria in March 1938, that Germany would seek to impose its will on South-East Europe before turning its attention towards Western Europe. Given Romania's geographical position, there was little Britain could offer her. The brutal fact of British-Romanian relations was that Germany was inconveniently in the way: opportunity, proximity of manufacture and the logistics of supply all told in favour of the Third Reich. This held, of course, for military as well as economic matters. In these circumstances the British concluded that their only weapon against German ambitions in countries which fell into Hitler's orbit were military subversive operations and a concomitant attempt to draw Romania out of her alliance with Germany.
To remember the 200 , 000 French victims of Hitler ' s camps , Paris has built a
moving memorial on the tip of its Ile de la Cite just behind the Notre Dame . To
visit this memorial is like entering a work of art and its modern power and brute ...
Author: Rick Steves
Without losing sight of the basic travel information needs, Rick Steves focuses on 34 spectacular, little-traveled corners in Europe. Illustrated.
We had to go through the entrance of an apartment building and out through the back door which opened onto a square surrounded by other apartment buildings. In the centre of the square was the shelter—underground. One steel door ...
I felt no joy, no exhilaration, nothing like the feeling I had that first time back in
Hamme when the old man and I walked past ... were welcomed by a man and a
woman, who quickly hid our bikes and brought us through the back door into a
Author: George Watt
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
November 1943: American flyer George Watt parachutes out of his burning warplane and lands in rural Nazi-occupied Belgium. Escape from Hitler's Europe is the incredible story of his getaway--how brave villagers spirited him to Brussels to connect with the Comet Line, a rescue arm of the Belgian resistance. This was a gravely dangerous mission, especially for a Jewish soldier who had fought against Franco in the Spanish Civil War. Watt recounts dodging the Gestapo, entering Paris via the underground, and finally, crossing the treacherous Pyrenees into Spain. In 1985, he returned to Belgium and discovered an astonishing postscript to his wartime experiences.
w In not too long a time another powerful army will be menacing Hitler's back door. Third, there are the naval gains. At least 2,000,ooo tons of shipping were
saved by opening the Mediterranean again to Allied convoys, which had been
Author: Wes Gallagher
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran & Company
There was still little sign of resistance, however, so a team of sappers was then
sent in to blow a hole in the rear entrance with explosives. A flame thrower was
then tried, followed by a pack charge. But this still had no effect on the massive ...
Author: Paul Williams
Publisher: Pen and Sword
This highly informative book begins with an examination of the background to Germany's primary military objectives in relation to the western end of their self-styled 'Fortress Europe' including the early foundation of shore defences in northern France.In 1941, there was a switch in emphasis of the Atlantic Wall's role from attack to defence. Beach defences became more elaborate and the Nazi-controlled Todt Organisation began a massive building programme constructing new bunkers and reinforcing existing sites, using forced labour.Hitler appointed Rommel to formulate Germany's anti-invasion plans in early 1944. At the same time the Allies were making extensive studies of the fortifications and preparing for the challenge of overcoming this most formidable of obstacles.Using, in many cases, previously unpublished accounts of the soldiers on the ground this book follows Britain's 79th Armoured Division, Sir Percy Hobart's 'Funnies', as they utilised their unique weaponry in support of Allied efforts to ensure the success of the invasion. The author draws on British, American, Canadian and German sources.Hitler's Atlantic Wall Normandy also includes information on war cemeteries along with travel information and accommodation suggestions and a guide to the relevant museums.
Source D A 1932 propaganda poster by John Heartfield , an anti - Nazi artist who
had close links with the KPD A - 7-2 ... Hitler did get into power through the back door ' , although success in elections made this possible There are a number of ...
Author: Alison Kitson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Specially written for the AS/A2 examinations, this book combines extended period cover with detailed focus on exam board-selected topics. The lively, accessible text is supplemented by Spotlights, providing detailed study of sources on key issues and topics, and Document Exercises, which offer opportunities for assessment and exam practice. Covering almost 150 years between unification and reunification, with a particular emphasis on the interwar years, the text encourages students to think for themselves around the issues that have affected German history during this period and to consider important historical debates and controversies.
... Hitler's wealth and that was a journalist covering the Nuremberg Trials who
estimated that Hitler's known expenditure during his 12-year dictatorship was at
least RM 305 million.15 Drawing on neglected 'back door' sources and using
Author: Cris Whetton
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The true story of how Adolf Hitler amassed billions of dollars in wealth, where that money went—and who may be trying to find it for themselves. In 1918 Adolf Hitler was penniless. But within twenty-five years he was probably the richest man in Europe. In this fascinating book, Cris Whetton reveals not only the extent of Hitler’s fortune but how it was amassed and those who helped him. As Whetton demonstrates, the royalties from his book, Mein Kampf, were only a small fraction of the total fortune Hitler possessed before World War II began. Whetton delves into the finances of Hitler’s publishing company Eher Verlag, and his fund Adolf Hitler Spende, to which many people ‘voluntarily’ contributed, as well as newly uncovered evidence of two of Hitler’s personal bank accounts. Also explored is how Hitler’s personal force, magnetism, and attraction to the opposite sex also proved hugely lucrative. Hitler’s Fortune also follows what happened to the property, the funds, the art collection, and other items after the Fuhrer’s suicide in 1945, and reveals who is—and who is trying to—profit in modern times from the evil legacy of Adolf Hitler.
He fell back against the wall and burst into vision. He saw the ... Hitler lay face
forward on the floor, three bullet holes in his back. ... Somehow the man
managed to get to his feet and stumbled over to Hitler where he lay at the foot of
Author: Michael C. Haldas
Stephen Bentfield is on the edge. Separated from his wife and suffering burnout, his life unravels when finds a faded bloodstained piece of paper that says "REMEMBER". Causing him to burst into visions of people and places he's never seen, he suddenly finds himself befriended by a mysterious stranger and pursued by killers. Caught up in a mystery involving ancient Mesopotamia, Nazi Germany and the crucifixion of Christ, Bentfield begins a global odyssey in search of a mysterious book that holds a secret that will change his life forever.
back. 166 Squadron, R.A.F. Kirmington, Lincolnshire. 26thJune 1944 to 25th
September 1944. Two days earlier, as ... Sure enough, just a couple of minutes
after the siren started, the menacing throb of a V1 could be heard in the skies
above Battersea. ... up Douglas and hurried out of the back door behind Ellen
Author: T.I. Steel
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
125,000 men volunteer, 75,000 become casualties, 55,000 are killed. During World War II, the most dangerous place to be as a member of the British and Commonwealth forces was in an aircraft of RAF Bomber Command. Before war broke out in 1939, those who fought were ordinary husbands, sons, fathers and brothers. Unbeknown to them, they would soon become extraordinary men. Describing what life was like for thousands of brave airmen, Bombing Hitler tells the true story of one such unsung hero from the outbreak of war, following each stage of his training to his 33 operational missions over enemy territory, each of which is recreated in detail. Detailing the life of Bernard Steel and his comrades, this story reflects on all aspects of Bomber Command life, from the dangers of training, to being an instructor, as well as the effects six years of war had on his family and ultimately himself. Providing a full and detailed story of World War II from one man’s perspective, Bombing Hitler is inspired by the work of authors such as Patrick Bishop, Kevin Wilson and John Sweetman, and will appeal to those who enjoy reading about the military, in particular World War II.
Then he walks out of the bedroom and down the long hallway, into the living
room and kitchen then out the back door. She hears the garage door open and,
moments later, close. She stands up smiling like she has a secret then walks into
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Julian, online, I took note of an alarming number of thisisbyus writers posting horrendous and racist comments about a young Senator from Illinois, actively campaigning for President of the United States. Posting under the moniker “Gabby on the Gulf Coast” I promoted From Hitler to Jim Crow, a story about the displaced in Pensacola, my goal: write for the world and move forward the first-hand accounts about their struggles. I so wanted the world to care about the continued and unrelenting day-to-day plight of human beings who lost everything due to a hurricane. While some thisisbyus writers posted words revealing genuine concern and some provided positive feedback regarding the prose I chose there were countless others who took issue with the title, From Hitler to Jim Crow. Up to this point I never realized how many writers peddled their influence via virtual words attempting to set their plans of distraction in place against Senator Obama. Embracing a laissez-faire attitude has never been my style and I understood the price for the poor, the displaced, was too high for me to remain silent where these savvy writers were concerned. As these writers began using Hitler and his ideology in their comparisons to Senator Obama I found myself becoming increasingly insulted. Julian, I am proud to be an American, though naturalized, and using any analogy to Hitler enabled me to confront their criminal words as it became clear Senator Obama had a real shot at the White House. Conversely, Senator Hillary Clinton’s supporters became to a greater extent venomous with what I perceived to be their race-based objections used as diversions when they saw the handwriting on the wall Senator Obama was becoming the frontrunner in the race to the White House. As I held tight to my dream and goal to show the plight of the displaced in Pensacola I found myself washed into a political hurricane once other writers became more and more aware of the strength of my conviction that Senator Obama was the only logical choice for President of the United States of America.
by. the. Back. Door. If in the First Act, you hang a gun upon the wall, by the Third
Act, you must use it. Chekhov The front door to eugenics is closed. Hitler's
Lebensborn project, the most infamous attempt in this century to produce “good
Author: Troy Duster
Category: Social Science
Considered a classic in the field, Troy Duster's Backdoor to Eugenics was a groundbreaking book that grappled with the social and political implications of the new genetic technologies. Completely updated and revised, this work will be welcomed back into print as we struggle to understand the pros and cons of prenatal detection of birth defects; gene therapies; growth hormones; and substitute genetic answers to problems linked with such groups as Jews, Scandanavians, Native American, Arabs and African Americans. Duster's book has never been more timely.
... Japan surrenders 1946: “Iron Curtain" speech by Winston Churchill, Cold War
begins 1947: Marshall Plan announced Back Door to War? Hitler's quick
conquest of France in 1940 put French possessions in the Far East up for grabs.
Author: Larry Schweikart
For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.
When I came back to my native country , after all the stories about Hitler , I couldn
' t ride in the front of the bus , ' Owens said . ... back door . I couldn ' t live where I
wanted . I wasn ' t invited to shake hands with Hitler , but I wasn ' t invited to the ...
Hitler's Last Secretary Traudl Junge. person knows that,' ... Eva would have loved
to go skiing, but Hitler wouldn't let her. 'You could break a ... A large gate led
deep into the rock opposite the back door beside the living room. You had to
Author: Traudl Junge
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'To have such an uncomplicated, unaffected witness present at some of the key defining moments of the 20th century was fortunate for historians...her testimony rings absolutely true, when other politically motivated accounts of the last days of Hitler do not' Andrew Roberts Traudl Junge was 22 years old and dreamt of a career as a ballerina, until the 'opportunity of her life' beckoned and she was appointed as Adolf Hitler's secretary. From 1942 until his death she was at his side in the bunker, typing his correspondence, his speeches and even his last private and political will and testament. It was only after the war that the horrible reality of Hitler's regime began to dawn on her, and she became racked with guilt for 'liking the greatest criminal ever to have lived.' Her journal, written in 1947, is a startling eyewitness account of Hitler's court during its final years, and of the building sense of doom as the war progressed.