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Guy Saville on The Man in the High Castle

Posted on: 23/11/2015 with tags: Afrika Reich, guy saville, Madagaskar Plan, nazi germany, third reich, World History, WW2

Guy Saville, author of The Madagaskar Plan, has written this brilliant article for us about  The Man in the High Castle and and the move in alternative history from sci-fi to the thriller. ‘The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick is arguably the most influential what-if-the-Nazis-won-the-war novel. Published in 1962, it was considered unfilmable for decades. Amazon, however, has just released a big budget TV adaptation produced by Ridley Scott. The original book is a work of science fiction…

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Frank McDonough: 9 Things I discovered about the Gestapo

Posted on: 24/08/2015 20th Century, WW2

9 Things I discovered about the Gestapo By Frank McDonoughThe research for my new book: The Gestapo: The Myth and Reality of Hitler’s Secret police took many years in the Gestapo archives in the German cities of Düsseldorf and Duisburg. It is here that the largest collection of 73,000 files are located.  There were many surprising findings, but I’ve selected nine.1. The Gestapo was a much smaller organisation than I imagined. There were never more than 16,000 Gestapo officers policing a populati…

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The Liberation of Paris

Posted on: 19/08/2013 with tags: liberation of paris, nazi germany, European, World History, WW2

The Liberation of Paris On This Day: 19th August, 1944 The Liberation of Paris began on 19th August, 1944, when members of the French Resistance led an uprising against the German garrison. It ended with the German surrender six days later. Paris had fallen to Nazi Germany on 14th June, 1940, and eight days later France signed an armistice with the Germans. Although a puppet French state was set up with its capital at Vichy, the Resistance soon sprang up to resist Nazi and Vichy rule. In 1943, t…

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