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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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SNIP, CLIP, PASS – by Aly Monroe

Posted on: 11/11/2013 with tags: aly monroe, American history, author post, Black Bear, blog, Cold War, historical fiction, historical novel, Hitler, nazi germany, Operation Paperclip, Peter Cotton, President Truman, scientist, war criminal, war trials, Wernher von Braun, world war II

At the end of WW2, the US government began an Operation called ‘Overcast’. At first its aim was simply to ‘interview’ a number of German scientists. Within a very short time the Operation was re-named. It became ‘Operation Paperclip’ – one of the very few with a name that described what the Operation actually did. The Operation Paperclip team at Fort Bliss. When the trials of Nazi war criminals began, President Harry S Truman assured the American people that his government would have nothing to…

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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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