Interrogations: The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands, 1945 by R. J. Overy

Interrogations: The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands, 1945 by R. J. Overy

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As Nazi leaders were killed, committed suicide or were captured, it was through the interrogation of the survivors that the Allies began to find the true nature of their enemy. This title provides an account of the end of World War II, with transcriptions of some of the major interrogations.

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Europe in 1945 had been turned into a vast physical and moral wasteland. In the wreckage of defeated Germany the British, American and Soviet forces came face to face with the true horrors of the system they had fought against. This time there was no negotiation with the Germans as there had been in 1918; the leaders of Hitler's Reich were seized as war criminals and thrown into makeshift camps. "Interrogations" is the story of these prisoners as they and their captors came to terms with the reality of the bloodiest war in human history. The Allies had an opportunity unique in modern times to get their enemy to tell the story of war, terror and genocide as they had seen it. Most talked willingly - stunned, disorientated, bitter, fearful, they sat and discussed the system they had so recently served and for which they were now called to account. The months before their trial were marked by sudden drama, grim confrontations, desperate efforts to deny responsibility or attempts to confound the victors. Through "Interrogations" the reader confronts the reality of a savage dictatorship in its death throes. More than 30 interrogations are reproduced to capture the full flavour of the bizarre, psychologically charged response of men in a tough prison regime who not long before had enjoyed all the privileges and esteem of high office. As the stories unfolded, many scarcely credible, the Allies built up the picture of the Third Reich they needed for the Nuremberg trials. This is the history of defeat: stark and disturbing, "Interrogations" lays bare the human weaknesses that made the Third Reich possible.

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SKU GOR001696880
Title Interrogations: The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands, 1945
Author By (author) R. J. Overy
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2001
Number of Pages 672
ISBN 10 0713993502
ISBN 13 9780713993509
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Europe in 1945 had been turned into a vast physical and moral wasteland. In the wreckage of defeated Germany the British, American and Soviet forces came face to face with the true horrors of the system they had fought against. This time there was no negotiation with the Germans as there had been in 1918; the leaders of Hitler's Reich were seized as war criminals and thrown into makeshift camps. "Interrogations" is the story of these prisoners as they and their captors came to terms with the reality of the bloodiest war in human history. The Allies had an opportunity unique in modern times to get their enemy to tell the story of war, terror and genocide as they had seen it. Most talked willingly - stunned, disorientated, bitter, fearful, they sat and discussed the system they had so recently served and for which they were now called to account. The months before their trial were marked by sudden drama, grim confrontations, desperate efforts to deny responsibility or attempts to confound the victors. Through "Interrogations" the reader confronts the reality of a savage dictatorship in its death throes. More than 30 interrogations are reproduced to capture the full flavour of the bizarre, psychologically charged response of men in a tough prison regime who not long before had enjoyed all the privileges and esteem of high office. As the stories unfolded, many scarcely credible, the Allies built up the picture of the Third Reich they needed for the Nuremberg trials. This is the history of defeat: stark and disturbing, "Interrogations" lays bare the human weaknesses that made the Third Reich possible.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001696880
Title Interrogations: The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands, 1945
Author By (author) R. J. Overy
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2001
Number of Pages 672
ISBN 10 0713993502
ISBN 13 9780713993509
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No