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Operation Chowhound

Author : Stephen Dando-Collins
ISBN : 9781466879157
Genre : History
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The true story of a little-known, yet remarkable World War II operation, which had all the hallmarks of a suicide mission. Beginning with a crazy plan hatched by a suspect prince, and an even crazier reliance on the word of the Nazis, Operation Chowhound was devised. Between May 1 and May 8, 1945, 2,268 military units flown by the USAAF, dropped food to 3.5 million starving Dutch civilians in German-occupied Holland. It took raw courage to fly on Operation Chowhound, as American aircrews never knew when the German AAA might open fire on them or if Luftwaffe fighters might jump them. Flying at 400 feet, barely above the tree tops, with guns pointed directly at them, they would have no chance to bail out if their B-17s were hit—and yet, over eight days, 120,000 German troops kept their word, and never fired on the American bombers. As they flew, grateful Dutch civilians spelled out "Thanks Boys" in the tulip fields below. Many Americans who flew in Operation Chowhound would claim it was the best thing they did in the war. In this gripping narrative, author Stephen Dando-Collins takes the reader into the rooms where Operation Chowhound was born, into the aircraft flying the mission, and onto the ground in the Netherlands with the civilians who so desperately needed help. James Bond creator Ian Fleming, Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn, as well as Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill all play a part in this story, creating a compelling, narrative read.

Five Days That Shocked The World

Author : Nicholas Best
ISBN : 9781429941358
Genre : History
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In the momentous days from April 28 to May 2, 1945, the world witnessed the death of two Fascist dictators and the fall of Berlin. Mussolini's capture and execution by Italian partisans, the suicide of Adolf Hitler, and the fall of the German capital signaled the end of the four-year war in the European Theater. In Five Days That Shocked the World, Nicholas Best thrills readers with the first-person accounts of those who lived through this dramatic time. In this valuable work of history, the author's special achievement is weaving together the reports of famous and soon-to-be-famous individuals who experienced the war up close. We follow a young Walter Cronkite as he parachutes into Holland with a Canadian troop; photographer Lee Miller capturing the evidence of Nazi atrocities; the future Pope Benedict returning home and hoping not to get caught and shot after deserting his infantry unit; Audrey Hepburn no longer having to fear conscription into a Wehrmacht brothel; and even an SS doctor's descriptions of a decadent sex orgy in Hitler's bunker. In skillfully synthesizing these personal narratives, Best creates a compelling chronicle of the five earth-shaking days when Fascism lost it death grip on Europe. With this vivid and fast-paced narrative, the author reaffirms his reputation as an expert on the final days of great wars.

Operation Crossbow

Author : Allan Williams
ISBN : 9781409051732
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of the photographic intelligence work undertaken from a country house at Medmenham, Buckinghamshire, is one of the great lost stories of the Second World War . At its peak in 1944, almost 2,000 British and American men and women worked at the top-secret Danesfield House, interpreting photographs - the majority stereoscopic so they could be viewed in 3D - to unlock secrets of German military activity and weapons development. Millions of aerial photographs were taken by Allied pilots, flying unarmed modified Spitfires and Mosquitos on missions over Nazi Europe. it was said that an aircraft could land, the photographs be developed and initial interpretation completed within two hours - marking the culmination of years of experiments in aerial intelligence techniques. Their finest hour began in 1943, during the planning stages of the Allied invasion of Europe, when Douglas Kendall, who masterminded the interpretation work at Medmenham, led the hunt for Hitler's secret weapons. Operation Crossbow would grow from a handful of photographic interpreters to the creation of a hand-picked team, and came to involve interpreters from across the Medmenham spectrum, including the team of aircraft specialists led by the redoubtable Constance Babington Smith. In November that year, whilst analysing photographs of Peenemunde in northern Germany, they spotted a small stunted aircraft on a ramp. This intelligence breakthrough linked the Nazi research station with a growing network of sites in northern France, where ramps were being constructed aligned not only with London, but targets throughout southern Britain. Through the combined skill and dedication of the Crossbow team and the heroism of the Allied pilots, throughout late 1943 and 1944 V-weapon launch sites were located and through countermeasures destroyed, saving hundreds of thousands of lives, and changing the course of the war. Operation Crossbow is a wonderful story of human endeavour and derring-do, told for the first time.

Lancaster Absturz In Wuppertal Sch Ller

Author : Marcel Lesaar
ISBN : 9783842330474
Genre : History
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Im Winter 2013 erhielt der Autor einen Hinweis auf einen abgestürzten Bomber der Royal Air Force. Dies soll sich im 2. Weltkrieg im Bereich Wuppertal-Schöller ereignet haben. Es begann eine spannende Suche nach Teilen des Flugzeuges, gemeinsam mit weiteren ehrenamtlichen Mitarbeitern des LVR-Amtes für Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland. Durch intensive Recherchen können nun die Geschehnisse rund um den Absturz der Maschine erstmals wiedergegeben werden. Woher kam die Maschine? Wer war an Bord des Bombers? Wie verlief der Angriff auf Dortmund? Wer überlebte den Absturz? Was berichten Zeitzeugen über den Absturz? Was war an der Absturzstelle nach über 70 Jahren noch zu finden? Was geschah mit den Gefangenen und was berichtete das Internationale Rote Kreuz über das Kriegsgefangenenlager? Diese und viele weitere Fragen werden in diesem Buch beantwortet. Enthalten sind Details zum Angriff auf Dortmund, zum Absturz in Schöller, zur Maschine und ihrer Crew, Erläuterungen zu den Fundstücken und vieles mehr. Zeitzeugenberichte aus Dortmund und Schöller bringen dem Leser diesen Teil der Lokalgeschichte näher. Auszüge aus dem Tagebuch eines Crewmitgliedes über seine Erlebnisse beim Absturz, dem Fluchtversuch, der Befragungen und Gefangenschaft geben weitere Einblicke. Über 150 Bilder und Illustrationen runden die Geschichte der Beteiligten ab.

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Author : Ian Buruma
ISBN : 9783446248557
Genre : History
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Das Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs setzte die bis heute letzte globale Zäsur – Ende und Anfang, die in unzählige einzelne Bilder und Geschichten zerfallen. Der niederländisch-amerikanische Historiker Ian Buruma hat Hunderte persönlicher Erinnerungen und Berichte aus Europa und Asien zu einer großen Geschichte der Welt zur Stunde Null zusammengefügt. Er erzählt von Feinden, die zu Befreiern wurden, blühenden Schwarzmärkten, Militärgerichten und Lynchjustiz, von Siegern und Besiegten, von Trauer, Angst und grenzenloser Freude. So anschaulich und vielstimmig war noch nie über den dramatischen Sommer 1945 zu lesen, in dem das Fundament für unsere Gegenwart gelegt wurde.

Aerospace Historian

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ISBN : MINN:31951001365996K
Genre : Aeronautics
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8th Af News

Author : John H. Woolnough
ISBN : WISC:89082558354
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Aahs Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133606397
Genre : Aeronautics
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Eighth Air Force

Author : Donald L. Miller
ISBN : UOM:39015066855423
Genre : Air bases
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This volume looks at the history of the Eighth Air Force in Britain. It covers the individual destinies, the famous and notorious raids like Schweinfurt-Regensburg and Dresden, the social transformation of east Anglian villages by an influx of good-time Yanks, the POW camps, and the endless controversy about the ethics of bombing.

Die Br Cke Von Arnheim

Author : Cornelius Ryan
ISBN : 3100688015
Genre : Arnheim / Geschichte / Wehr- und Kriegsgeschichte
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