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Freund oder Feind

Freund oder Feind

  • Author: Michael Morpurgo
  • Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3646923806
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 96
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England während des zweiten Weltkriegs. Für David und seinen Freund Tucky ist der Krieg in weite Ferne gerückt, seit sie aus London weggeschickt worden sind und auf dem Land bei Mr Reynolds leben. Auf langen Streifzügen erkunden sie die Umgebung. Eines Abends sehen sie einen Lichtblitz über dem Moor. Ein deutsches Kampfflugzeug stürzt ab. Und plötzlich scheint der Feind wieder ganz nah. Doch sind diese beiden Männer wirklich ihre Feinde? Oder sind es einfach zwei Menschen, die Hilfe brauchen? David und Tucky müssen eine schwierige Entscheidung treffen ...

Voices from the Second World War

Voices from the Second World War

Children Discover Memories from WorldWar Two

  • Author: First News (UK) Limited
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781406360110
  • Category: World War, 1939-1945
  • Page: 312
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A powerful, moving collection of first-person accounts of the Second World War. Contributors include a rear gunner who took part in sixty bombing raids, a Jewish woman who played in the orchestra at Auschwitz, a Japanese man who survived Hiroshima and Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children by setting up the Kindertransport program from Czechoslovakia. Many of the interviews were conducted by children, and the book is being published in association with award-winning children's newspaper First News. ; In association with First News, the award-winning national newspaper for children with more than one million readers a week and subscribed to by nearly half of all UK schools. ; A portion of proceeds will go to support The Silver Line, Esther Rantzen's new charity providing support and advice to older people ; Many of the interviews were conducted by today's children, for many of them the only chance they'll have to hear about the Second World War first hand.

Eine höhere Pflicht

Eine höhere Pflicht

Wie ein deutscher Pilot seinem amerikanischen Feind im Zweiten Weltkrieg das Leben schenkte

  • Author: Adam Makos
  • Publisher: Riva Verlag
  • ISBN: 386413532X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
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Sie sind erbitterte Feinde, als sie am 20. Dezember 1943 in über acht Kilometern Höhe aufeinandertreffen: der Amerikaner Charlie Brown in seinem vom Flakfeuer schwer beschädigten B-17-Bomber und der deutsche Jagdflieger Franz Stigler, der den gegnerischen Piloten einfach nur vom Himmel holen müsste, – doch er tut es nicht. Stattdessen gibt Stigler dem Bomber Geleit über die deutsche Flugabwehr hinweg bis auf die Nordsee hinaus und rettet Brown und seiner gesamten Besatzung das Leben. Die Geschichte der beiden Fliegerasse ist Legende. Und sie ist wahr. Der Historiker und Journalist Adam Makos hat sich, unterstützt von Starautor Larry Alexander, jahrelang bis ins kleinste Detail mit den Ereignissen beschäftigt und die Beteiligten getroffen. Eine höhere Pflicht ist kein Buch über einen kurzen Augenblick des Mitleids, sondern ein Buch darüber, was es bedeutet, in einem Krieg Pilot zu sein, und was für einer Pflichtverletzung es gleichkam, so zu handeln, wie es Franz Stigler richtig erschien. Es ist ein Buch auch über die Freundschaft, die Charlie Brown und Franz Stigler seit ihrem Wiedersehen 1990 verband – bis zu ihrem Tod 2008. Die wunderbare Geschichte eines deutschen Helden.

Prisoner Of War

Prisoner Of War

Voices from Behind the Wire in the Second World War

  • Author: Charles Rollings
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446490963
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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'For you, the war is over.' These famous words marked the end of the Second World War for nearly half a million allied servicemen, and the beginning of a very different battle in captivity. Waged against boredom, brutality, disease, hunger and despair, it was a battle for survival, fought without the aid of weapons against fully armed enemy captors. Based on interviews and correspondence with ex-POWs and their relatives over the last 30 years, Prisoner of War is a major survey of allied POWs from all walks of life. Extraordinary stories of extremes: courage, hope and desperation are revealed in the words of those that were there. Arranged chronologically, the book follows those involved from capture, through interrogation, imprisonment, escape, to final liberation and homecoming. POWs and, in particular, those who broke free, have become a post-war cultural icon; a symbol of the will to survive against the odds. Rich with incident and emotion, Prisoner of War is a compelling look at the lives of extraordinary individuals trapped behind the wire.

Voices from the Second World War

Voices from the Second World War

Stories of War as Told to Children of Today

  • Author: Candlewick Press
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • ISBN: 0763697737
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 320
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In an intergenerational keepsake volume, witnesses to World War II share their memories with young interviewers so that their experiences will never be forgotten. The Second World War was the most devastating war in history. Up to eighty million people died, and the map of the world was redrawn. More than seventy years after peace was declared, children interviewed family and community members to learn about the war from people who were there, to record their memories before they were lost forever. Now, in a unique collection, RAF pilots, evacuees, resistance fighters, Land Girls, U.S. Navy sailors, and survivors of the Holocaust and the Hiroshima bombing all tell their stories, passing on the lessons learned to a new generation. Featuring many vintage photographs, this moving volume also offers an index of contributors and a glossary.

Scottish Voices from the Second World War

Scottish Voices from the Second World War

  • Author: Derek Young
  • Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780752437101
  • Category: History
  • Page: 252
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Presents the experiences of Scottish soldiers during the Second World War in their own words. This book includes descriptions ranging from the brutal hardships suffered by General Slim's 'forgotten' 14th Army as it fought its way through Burma to the large scale onslaught of the D-Day landings to the deprivations of the Siege of Malta.

Fight the Good Fight

Fight the Good Fight

Voices of Faith from the Second World War

  • Author: John Broom
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473862418
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The Second World War challenged many of the concepts that had provided stability and unity in the world. As totalitarian regimes in Europe and Asia attempted to impose their world view on their neighbours, a struggle for what Winston Churchill described as `Christian civilisation’ took place on many fronts. On the home front, on land, on sea and in the air, as well as in the horrific concentration camps of Europe and prisoner of war camps in the Far East, people of a Christian faith found their beliefs challenged. However, for many this challenge provided an affirmation of that faith, as it provided a rock amidst the ever shifting sands of circumstance. This book contains the accounts of twenty such individuals, many drawn from previously unpublished sources. Their testimonies provide evidence that during a time of discord, disruption, dislocation and death, the Christian faith remained a key force in sustaining morale and a willingness to fight the good fight. Interesting Facts King George VI called National Days of Prayer during Britain’s darkest days in 1940 Had Michael Benn survived the war, he would have become the 2nd Viscount Stansgate, meaning his brother, Tony, would not have had to fight to renounce his peerage Bill Frankland avoided near certain death at the Alexandra Hospital Massacre by the toss of a coin Stanley Warren only found out about the rediscovery of his Changi Murals during a chance work conversation in the 1950s As a boy, Ken Tout was told by his parents to cross the street to avoid walking past the Catholic church. As a man he was invited to a private audience with Pope John Paul II.

Forgotten Voices Of The Second World War

Forgotten Voices Of The Second World War

A New History of the Second World War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Were There

  • Author: Max Arthur
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446446239
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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The Imperial War Museum holds a vast archive of interviews with soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians of most nationalities who saw action during WW2. As in the highly-acclaimed Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Max Arthur and his team of researchers spent hundreds of hours digging deep into this unique archive, uncovering tapes, many of which have not been listened to since they were created in the early 1970s. The result will be the first complete oral history of World War 2. We hear at first from British, German and Commonwealth soldiers and civilians. Accounts of the impact of U.S. involvement after Pearl Harbour and the major effects it had on the war in Europe and the Far East is chronicled in startling detail, including compelling interviews from U.S. and British troops who fought against the Japanese. Continuing through from D-Day, to the Rhine Crossing and the dropping of the Atom Bomb in August 1945, this book is a unique testimony to one of the world's most dreadful conflicts. One of the hallmarks of Max Arthur's work is the way he involves those left behind on the home front as well as those working in factories or essential services. Their voices will not be neglected.

Der Krieg hat kein weibliches Gesicht

Der Krieg hat kein weibliches Gesicht

  • Author: Svetlana A. Aleksievič
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783833300905
  • Category: World War, 1939-1945
  • Page: 344
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Secondhand-Zeit

Secondhand-Zeit

Leben auf den Trümmern des Sozialismus

  • Author: Swetlana Alexijewitsch
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • ISBN: 3446244123
  • Category: History
  • Page: 592
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Der Kalte Krieg ist seit über zwanzig Jahren vorbei, doch das postsowjetische Russland sucht noch immer nach einer neuen Identität. Während man im Westen nach wie vor von der Gorbatschow-Zeit schwärmt, will man sie in Russland am liebsten vergessen. Inzwischen gilt Stalin dort vielen, auch unter den Jüngeren, wieder als großer Staatsmann, wie überhaupt die sozialistische Vergangenheit immer öfter nostalgisch verklärt wird. Für Swetlana Alexijewitsch leben die Russen gleichsam in einer Zeit des "secondhand", der gebrauchten Ideen und Worte. Wie ein vielstimmiger Chor erzählen die Menschen in ihrem neuen Buch von der radikalen gesellschaftlichen Umwälzung in den zurückliegenden Jahren.

Intimate Voices from the First World War

Intimate Voices from the First World War

  • Author: Svetlana Palmer,Sarah Wallis
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0060584203
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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The story of World War I is brought to life through the gripping personal narratives of those at the center of the storm. World War I was waged by young people from twenty-eight countries in an era without the advantages of military "embeds," satellite phones, and streaming media coverage. Intimate Voices from the First World War fills in the gaps in the history of the world's first global confrontation with excerpts from recently uncovered letters and diaries of those on the front lines and their friends at home. In their reflections on the vastness of the enterprise of war, these combatants, victims, and eyewitnesses re-create the scope of the conflict with immediacy and tenderness. Written with the frankness and intimacy of words not intended for public eyes -- full of private passions, prejudices, humor, and vivid insights -- these communiqués speak to us directly from within the war itself and from all sides of the conflict. These marvelous historical narratives not only immerse readers in an ongoing dialogue about the meaning of human conflict but also serve as reminders of the individual perspectives and beliefs that sometimes get overlooked during times of global strife.

Salz für die See

Salz für die See

  • Author: Ruta Sepetys
  • Publisher: Königskinder
  • ISBN: 3646929227
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Die letzten Kriegstage des Jahres 1945: Tausende Menschen flüchten aus Angst vor der Roten Armee nach Westen. Darunter Florian, ein deutscher Deserteur, Emilia, eine junge Polin, und Joana, eine litauische Krankenschwester. Eine Notgemeinschaft, in der jeder ein Geheimnis hat, das er nicht preisgeben will. Denn der Krieg hat sie Misstrauen gelehrt. Im eiskalten Winter wählt der kleine Flüchtlingstrek den lebensgefährlichen Weg über das zugefrorene Haff. In Gotenhafen, so heißt es, warte die Wilhelm Gustloff, um sie nach Westen zu bringen. Doch auch dort sind sie noch lange nicht in Sicherheit.

Doodlebugs, Gas Masks & Gum

Doodlebugs, Gas Masks & Gum

Children's Voices from the Second World War

  • Author: Christina Rex
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445608758
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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Wartime Britain through the eyes of children who were there.

Die Bücherdiebin

Die Bücherdiebin

Roman

  • Author: Markus Zusak
  • Publisher: cbj Verlag
  • ISBN: 3894804270
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 592
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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.

Tagebuch

Tagebuch

  • Author: Bettina von Arnim
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 243
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Die Nacht

Die Nacht

Erinnerung und Zeugnis

  • Author: Elie Wiesel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783451060144
  • Category:
  • Page: 157
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Der Zombie Survival Guide

Der Zombie Survival Guide

Überleben unter Untoten

  • Author: Max Brooks
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 364108248X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Zombies sind längst unter uns. Ein Grund mehr, vorbereitet zu sein! Der Zombie Survival Guide ist der Schlüssel zur erfolgreichen Abwehr von Untoten, die eine ständige Bedrohung für den Menschen darstellen. Mittels hilfreicher Illustrationen und umfassender Informationen deckt dieser Überlebensführer das ganze Spektrum möglicher Angriffs- und Abwehrtechniken ab. Er gibt Ratschläge zu zombiesicherem Wohnen, erläutert Physiologie und typische Verhaltensmuster von Zombies und beschreibt die wichtigsten Utensilien im Kampf gegen diese hinterhältigen Gegner.

Die Boys aus Brasilien

Die Boys aus Brasilien

  • Author: Ira Levin
  • Publisher: Psychothriller GmbH E-Book
  • ISBN: 3942261707
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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"Ohne Zweifel das spannendste Buch des Jahres." – New York Times. Die sechs Männer mit den Diplomatenkoffern haben präzise Anweisungen – termingerechte Liquidation. Und sie werden sich hüten, zu viele Fragen zu stellen. Ein Mann jedoch möchte den Auftraggeber der Killer schon seit Jahrzehnten finden: der Nazijäger Jakob Liebermann, der durch einen Zufall von dem Plan erfährt. Seine Nachforschungen bleiben zunächst ohne Erfolg, aber dann dämmert ihm, was es mit der gnadenlosen Mördermission auf sich hat. Es geht nicht nur um das Schicksal von vierundneunzig unauffälligen Bürgern, sondern um die Zukunft der ganzen Welt ...

Forgotten Voices of Burma

Forgotten Voices of Burma

The Second World War's Forgotten Conflict

  • Author: Julian Thompson
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 144814874X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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From the end of 1941 to 1945 a pivotal but often overlooked conflict was being fought in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War 2 - the Burma Campaign. In 1941 the Allies fought in a disastrous retreat across Burma against the Japanese - an enemy more prepared, better organised and more powerful than anyone had imagined. Yet in 1944, following key battles at Kohima and Imphal, and daring operations behind enemy lines by the Chindits, the Commonwealth army were back, retaking lost ground one bloody battle at a time. Fighting in dense jungle and open paddy field, this brutal campaign was the longest fought by the British Commonwealth in the Second World War. But the troops taking part were a forgotten army, and the story of their remarkable feats and their courage remains largely untold to this day. The Fourteenth Army in Burma became one of the largest and most diverse armies of the Second World War. British, West African, Ghurkha and Indian regiments fought alongside one another and became comrades. In Forgotten Voices of Burma - a remarkable new oral history taken from Imperial War Museum's Sound Archive - soldiers from both sides tell their stories of this epic conflict.

Voice from the Bow

Voice from the Bow

Sailor Diary

  • Author: Bruno Temperoni
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1453536566
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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“VOCE DI PRORA”, Diary of a Sailor The author, Bruno Temperoni, in an autobiographical book, recalls his years in service for the Italian Royal Navy during the Second World War – Readers are invited to be witnesses of the years of military service of a veteran during World War II that render him an involuntary participant in the history and the makings of a new free world. In Voice from the Bow, Bruno Temperoni meticulously compiles in a diary, his military experiences in the Italian Royal Navy taking the audience to the battlefront in a simple but skillful way. Enlisted in May 1938, Temperoni recounts daily episodes of his life as a sailor on board of vessel “Freccia”, assigned to a squadron of the Navy. During his twenty-eight months of military service, the author measures up not only to the tragedy of the war, by participating in the Battles of the Mediterranean against England, but also in those clashes with his comrades and superiors that inevitably involve him in a complex, coarse everyday life. Voice from the Bow is not only the ‘diary of a veteran’. Temperoni, in his book narrates episodes of courage and heroic sacrifice of his comrades by proclaiming and honoring their actions. Written originally in Italian it gathers a part of history that should not be forgotten.