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Download Leben mit dem Feind by Barbara Beuys PDF

By Barbara Beuys

Ein zentrales Stück deutsch-niederländischer Geschichte: Das bewegende Porträt der Stadt Amsterdam unter deutscher Besatzung. Beuys erzählt vom Alltag in der größten Stadt der Niederlande zwischen 1940 und 1945: davon, wie die Amsterdamer zunächst versuchen, durch Anpassung das Lebenswerte ihrer Stadt zu bewahren, von der Wut nach den ersten Deportationen jüdischer Mitbürger, von Terror und Razzien, von mutigen Menschen, die das kulturelle Leben der Metropole aufrechterhalten und unter Lebensgefahr jüdische Kinder verstecken. Die Meisterin des historisch-biographischen Sachbuchs verbindet Schicksale von Menschen mit Straßen, Plätzen und Gebäuden der Stadt - Bilder, die sich tief einprägen.

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Download Against All Odds: Shot Down Over Occupied Territory in World by Frederick D. Worthen PDF

By Frederick D. Worthen

In the course of global conflict II ten younger volunteers from everywhere in the usa got here jointly to shape the "Rosacker" workforce within the 93rd Bomb staff of the eighth U.S. Air strength, flying B-24 Liberators established in England. They flew 24 missions jointly throughout the final months of the conflict. Their final challenge was once on January 28, 1945. the objective used to be in Germany's Ruhr Valley, sometimes called "Flak Alley". approximately midway in the course of the bomb run, with heavy flak within the zone, we misplaced the number 1 engine. After repeated makes an attempt neither Glenn nor Otis may well get the propeller into the feathered place, that is required to lessen wind resistance at the plane. lets no longer stay alongside of the formation, so we dropped out of place, nonetheless attempting to feather the propeller. one other B-24 subsequent to them was once blown up by means of an immediate hit from the anti-aircraft batteries. A moment engine hand over, and a 3rd was once wasting strength (they basically had 4 engines). the alternative used to be to ditch within the North Sea and die of publicity, or try and make it to an airfield in Antwerp, Belgium, which used to be occupied by means of Canadian troops. however the aircraft was once taking place quickly. At 1,000 ft they bailed out: "I jumped and counted to 10 in approximately seconds. i do know my 'chute should have come with reference to catching on a tail fin. good, the complete rip wire, deal with, and cable pulls thoroughly free from the 'chute pack. I pulled so challenging my entire arm flew above my head. I knew the 'chute used to be damaged. i used to be attempting to determine tips to pull the 'chute out of the backpack by means of hand whilst abruptly it opened, with the 'chute and me in a horizontal position." yet that wasn't all. have in mind the aircraft, with its lifeless engines developing drag on one facet, inflicting it to show? "I may listen the airplane nonetheless flying close by; Joe had positioned it on autopilot. It sounded as though it used to be coming again at me." Then they heard the bullets. lower than them was once a German military camp in occupied Holland. The enemy bullets and their very own aircraft in some way neglected them, however the males have been captured, and the slender escapes persevered, one after one other. Their captors took them "out back," the place the american citizens idea they might be shot, yet weren't; the German civilians desired to lynch the airmen as they have been led on a compelled march via Bavaria from one POW camp to a different. The prisoners have been shot at via their guards, and back via the SS on liberation day. Miraculously, all ten fliers survived the battle. Fifty years later 9 of the 10 airmen complete this publication, operating jointly to refresh and proper each one other's stories. "This isn't the traditional hard-core battle tale. now we have incorporated kin ties, the crew's education and formation, our stories and emotions, dealing with serious hardships, the humor that was once nonetheless there, and the getting on with our lives." loads of this turns out beautiful "hard-core" to us, but in addition frequently very humorous, deeply clever, and terribly human. those males have been heroes. thanks all, gents, in your flying, and for buying your tale down on paper.

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Download Bankrupting the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan by Edward S. Miller PDF

By Edward S. Miller

Award-winning writer Edward S. Miller contends during this new paintings that the us compelled Japan into overseas financial ruin to discourage its aggression. whereas discovering newly declassified documents of the Treasury and Federal Reserve, Miller, a retired leader monetary govt of a Fortune 500 assets company, exposed simply what quantity of money mattered. Washington specialists expectantly envisioned that the warfare in China might bankrupt Japan, no longer figuring out that the japanese executive had an important cache of bucks fraudulently hidden in manhattan. as soon as came across, Japan scrambled to extract the money. yet, Miller explains, in July 1941 President Roosevelt invoked a long-forgotten clause of the buying and selling with the Enemy Act of 1917 to freeze Japan s money and forbade it to promote its hoard of gold to the U.S. Treasury, the one open gold industry after 1939. Roosevelt s transitority gambit to convey Japan to its senses, now not its knees, was once thwarted, despite the fact that, via opportunistic bureaucrats. Dean Acheson, his handpicked administrator, slyly maneuvered to disclaim Japan the money had to purchase oil and different assets for warfare and for monetary survival.

Miller's lucid writing and thorough realizing of the complexities of foreign finance allow readers unexpected with monetary thoughts and terminology to understand his rationalization of the influence of U.S. monetary guidelines on Japan. His overview of thirty-seven reviews of Japan's source deficiencies begs the query of why no U.S. organization calculated the influence of the freeze on Japan's total economic climate. His research of a tremendous OSS-State division learn of prewar Japan essentially demonstrates that the deprivations dealing with the japanese humans have been the rustic to stay in monetary limbo buttressed its number of conflict at Pearl Harbor. one of these well-documented learn is bound to be well-known for its major contributions to the historiography of the origins of the Pacific War.

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Download Story of a Secret State: My Report to the World by Jan Karski PDF

By Jan Karski

In Nazi-occupied Poland, colleges, courts and newspapers have been operated by means of the Polish Underground secretly, correct less than the nostril of the Gestapo. the writer who was once liaison officer among the underground and the exiled Polish govt in London, wrote this notable record correct after the liberation.

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Download The Eleventh Hour (Secret of the Rose, Book 1) by Michael Phillips PDF

By Michael Phillips

In 1930’s pre-war Prussia, Baron von Dortmann lives an idyllic existence together with his daughter Sabina. a loyal gardener and father, the Baron teaches his daughter robust classes approximately lifestyles, construction, and God’s love in the course of valuable walks within the estate’s attractive gardens.

But Sabina is transforming into up, and the Baron’s liked Prussia is altering. Now a gorgeous younger girl, Sabina has stuck the attention of a good-looking younger American, Matthew. in the meantime, a cloud is collecting at the horizon because the Nazis grab strength in neighboring Germany. As he strives to guard his relations and persist with his personal ethical compass, Baron von Dortmann will face heart-wrenching decisions—with purely God’s suggestions to mild the best way.

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Download Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal: History of U. S. Marine Corps by Frank O. Hough, Verle E. Ludwig, Henry I. Shaw Jr. PDF

By Frank O. Hough, Verle E. Ludwig, Henry I. Shaw Jr.

This publication, “Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal: historical past of U. S. Marine Corps Operations in global conflict II, quantity I,” covers Marine Corps participation during the first precarious yr of worldwide battle II, while catastrophe piled on catastrophe and there appeared no approach to money jap aggression. complicated bases and garrisons have been remoted and destroyed; Guam, Wake, and the Philippines. The sneak assault on Pearl Harbor, “day that may stay in infamy,” heavily crippled the U. S. Pacific Fleet; but that cripple rose to show the tide of the complete conflict at halfway. almost immediately thereafter, the U. S. Marines introduced on Guadalcanal an offensive which was once destined to finish basically at the domestic islands of the Empire. the rustic ordinarily, and the Marine Corps specifically, entered global battle II in a greater country of preparedness than have been the case in the other prior clash. yet that may be a comparative time period and doesn't benefit point out within the related sentence with the measure of eastern preparedness. What the Marine Corps did carry into the best way, even if, was once the worthwhile element built in the course of the years of pence: the amphibious doctrines and methods that made attainable the trans-Pacific boost – and, for that subject, the invasion of North Africa and the eu continent. via publishing this operations heritage in a sturdy shape, it truly is was hoping to make the Marine Corps list completely on hand for the learn of army body of workers, the edification of most of the people, and the contemplation of significant students of army heritage.

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Download The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows PDF

By Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

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“ i'm wondering how the ebook received to Guernsey? possibly there's a few kind of mystery homing intuition in books that brings them to their ideal readers.” January 1946: London is rising from the shadow of the second one international battle, and author Juliet Ashton is seeking her subsequent publication topic. Who may well think that she could locate it in a letter from a guy she’s by no means met, a local of the island of Guernsey, who has come upon her identify written inside of a ebook by way of Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent alternate letters, Juliet is drawn into the area of this guy and his friends—and what a perfectly eccentric global it really is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi while its contributors have been came upon breaking curfew by means of the Germans occupying their island—boasts an enthralling, humorous, deeply human solid of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature enthusiasts all.

Juliet starts a notable correspondence with the society’s participants, studying approximately their island, their flavor in books, and the impression the new German profession has had on their lives. Captivated through their tales, she units sail for Guernsey, and what she reveals will swap her forever.

Written with heat and humor as a chain of letters, this novel is a party of the written note in all its guises, and of discovering connection within the so much striking methods.

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Download Bomber by Paul Dowswell PDF

By Paul Dowswell

One in 5 by no means returned.

Every boy desires of flying, yet in struggle that dream can become a nightmare. Harry Friedman is the gunner of the Macey may possibly, an American Flying citadel stationed in East Anglia. the second one global warfare is raging and the Nazis have swept over Europe. The crews of each Flying castle face poor odds on their bombing missions. To make it via alive, Harry will desire good fortune on his aspect and courage...Courage to maintain going whilst he has watched shut associates die. braveness to confront a negative evil. And the braveness to make it domestic from deep at the back of enemy lines.

Nail-biting pressure and compelling storytelling mix with Dowswell's meticulous examine to bring a page-turner for fanatics of John Boyne, Morris Gleitzman and Marcus Zusak.

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Download The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara PDF

By Jeff Shaara

A latest grasp of the historic novel, Jeff Shaara has painted outstanding depictions of the Civil warfare, the progressive battle, and global warfare I. Now he embarks upon his such a lot bold epic, a trilogy in regards to the army clash that outlined the 20th century. The emerging Tide starts a mind-blowing paintings of fiction absolute to be a brand new generation’s so much poignant chronicle of worldwide conflict II. With you-are-there immediacy, painstaking old element, and all-inclusive issues of view, Shaara portrays the momentous and more and more dramatic occasions that pulled the United States into the vortex of this huge conflict.

As Hitler conquers Poland, Norway, France, and so much of Western Europe, England struggles to carry the road. whilst Germany’s best friend Japan launches a gorgeous assault on Pearl Harbor, the USA is drawn into the struggle, scuffling with to carry again the japanese conquest of the Pacific, whereas status side-by-side with their British best friend, the final wish for turning the tide of the war.

Through unforgettable conflict scenes within the unforgiving deserts of North Africa and the rugged geographical region of Sicily, Shaara tells this tale during the voices of this conflict’s such a lot heroic figures, a few generic, a few unknown. As British and American forces strike into the “soft underbelly” of Hitler’s fort Europa, the recent guns of struggle come truly into concentration. In North Africa, tank battles spread in a tapestry of airborne dirt and dust and hearth not like any the realm has ever visible. In Sicily, the Allies assault their enemy with a slightly confirmed weapon: the paratrooper. As battles rage alongside the coasts of the Mediterranean, the momentum of the warfare starts off to shift, surroundings the degree for the large invasion of France, at a seashore hotel referred to as Normandy.

More than an unheard of and intimate portrait of these who waged this stunning worldwide battle, The emerging Tide is a vibrant gallery of characters either immortal and unknown: the as-yet vague administrator Dwight D. Eisenhower, whose tireless potency helped win the warfare; his subordinates, clashing in either kind and character, from George Patton and Mark Clark to Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery. within the desolate hills and deserts, the Allies confront Erwin Rommel, the battlefield genius referred to as “the wilderness Fox,” a wounded beast who arms the americans their first humiliating defeat within the ecu theater of the struggle. From tank motive force to paratrooper to the lads who gave the instructions, Shaara’s stirring portrayals deliver the heroic and the tragic to lifestyles in excellent aspect.

A new point of achievement from this already acclaimed writer, The emerging Tide will go away readers longing for the following quantity of this fabulous saga of the battle that stored and altered the world.

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Download The Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets by Robert K. Wittman, David Kinney PDF

By Robert K. Wittman, David Kinney

A groundbreaking international warfare II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective tale, The Devil’s Diary investigates the disappearance of a personal diary penned via one among Adolf Hitler’s best aides—Alfred Rosenberg, his “chief philosopher”—and mines its long-hidden pages to convey a clean, eye-opening account of the Nazi upward thrust to strength and the genesis of the Holocaust

An influential determine in Adolf Hitler’s early internal circle from the beginning, Alfred Rosenberg made his identify spreading poisonous rules concerning the Jews all through Germany. by way of the sunrise of the 3rd Reich, he had released a bestselling masterwork that used to be a touchstone of Nazi thinking.

His diary was once stumbled on hidden in a Bavarian fort at war’s end—five hundred pages delivering a harrowing glimpse into the brain of a guy whose rules set the degree for the Holocaust. Prosecutors tested it throughout the Nuremberg conflict crimes trial, yet after Rosenberg was once convicted, sentenced, and finished, it mysteriously vanished.

New York instances bestselling writer Robert ok. Wittman, who as an FBI agent after which a personal advisor really expert in getting better artifacts of historical value, first discovered of the diary in 2001, while the manager archivist for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum contacted him to claim that somebody used to be attempting to promote it for upwards of one million cash. the telephone name sparked a decade-long hunt that took them on a twisting direction concerning a couple of octogenarian secretaries, an eccentric professor, and an opportunistic trash-picker. From the crusading Nuremberg prosecutor who smuggled the diary out of Germany to the guy who eventually grew to become it over, every body had purposes for hiding the truth.

Drawing on Rosenberg’s entries approximately his function within the seizure of beneficial paintings and the brutal profession of the Soviet Union, his conversations with Hitler and his never-ending rivalries with Göring, Goebbels, and Himmler, The Devil’s Diary deals important historic

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