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HITLER VISITS AVENUE OF SPIES

AN EXTRACT FROM AVENUE OF SPIES By Alex Kershaw http://www.amazon.com/Avenue-Spies-Espionage-Resistance-Nazi-Occupied-ebook/dp/B00PEPR6QW 23 JUNE 1940 It was just after dawn when Hitler’s Storch rumbled along the runway at Le Bourget airfield. A giant cloud of oil fumes that had hovered over Paris … Continue reading

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VE DAY SPEECH, 8 MAY 2015

SEVENTY YEARS AGO TODAY IN EUROPE BY ALEX KERSHAW Having accepted the German surrender, Allied Supreme Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower, sent a message to the Combined Chiefs of Staff in Washington: THE MISSION OF THIS ALLIED FORCE WAS FULFILLED … Continue reading

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LIBERATING HITLER’S BEER HALL

AN OVERVIEW OF THE BEER HALL PUTSCH By The United States Holocaust Museum “On November 8–9, 1923, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party led a coalition group in an attempted coup d’état which came to be known as the Beer … Continue reading

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TRAGEDIE FRANCAISE

How France sent its greatest chronicler of the Nazi occupation to her death. The great Jewish writer, Irene Nemirovsky. TRAGEDIE FRANCAISE By Alex Kershaw “In life, as on a shipwrecked boat, you have to cut off the hands of anyone … Continue reading

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GOODBYE BOB

GOODBYE BOB. By Alex Kershaw I didn’t try to choke back a sob when I learnt that Bob Sales had passed away on 23 February, aged 89. I’ve spent a fair bit of time over the years with some truly … Continue reading

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A DANGEROUS TRADE

A DANGEROUS TRADE Foreword to the Mammoth Book of War Correspondents By Alex Kershaw Honest war reporters have never had it easy. From the earliest days of their trade to the present, cheerleaders rather than skeptics have been the most … Continue reading

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ESCAPE FROM THE DEEP – AN EXTRACT

The Tang was soon moving away at full speed, around 23 knots, partially hidden by a cloud of exhaust fumes. Other captains might now have plotted a new course and not looked back. Not Dick O’Kane. At 10,000 yards from … Continue reading

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THE LONGEST WINTER – AN EXCERPT

The platoon again opened fire as the Germans got to the fence. This time, it was Private First Class Milosevich who let rip with the .50-caliber jeep-mounted machine gun. The armor-piercing bullets, employed by rear gunners on B-17s to bring … Continue reading

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THE ENVOY – AN EXCERPT

A RIGHTEOUS MAN An excerpt from my book The Envoy about Raoul Wallenberg’s rescue of thousands of Jews in Budapest in late 1944 …The winter night was bitterly cold. Soon, Alice and Erwin and the others found themselves at the … Continue reading

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NAZI PARIS

NAZI PARIS By Alex Kershaw We did not arrive at first light as Hitler had done, accompanied by a carefully selected entourage of aesthetes and adjutants, to be greeted by swastikas flying from rooftops and silent streets. Instead, we slip … Continue reading

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