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Unexplained mysteries of World War II, William B. Breuer

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Unexplained mysteries of World War II
Title
Unexplained mysteries of World War II
Statement of responsibility
William B. Breuer
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Language
eng
Summary
Praise for The Great Raid on Cabanatuan "An exciting narrative presented by a first-rate storyteller."--Publishers Weekly Acclaim for Feuding Allies "An absorbing look at the impact of Alliance politics on the outcome of WW II."--Kirkus Reviews. "As combat veterans and high commanders know, logic is often a stranger in wartime."--William Breuer, in Unexplained Mysteries of World War II. From Germany's invasion of Poland to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, from D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge to Iwo Jima and Bataan, the legendary battles and encounters of the Second World War have been the subjects of innumerable books. Yet, within the history of World War II, a wide range of mysterious, baffling, oddly coincidental, and inexplicable events remain. Now, critically acclaimed military historian William Breuer presents the first comprehensive book to focus on this vast, intriguing, and unexplored area. Over a period of years, Breuer collected materials from newspapers, magazines, military reports, correspondence, and interviews with the participants. His painstaking research uncovered a wealth of fascinating, at times startling, true tales: captivating cases of strange coincidences, curious happenings, and peculiar premonitions--all as vital a part of the war's history as its great campaigns, strategic designs, and high-level decisions. With a blend of dynamic storytelling and meticulous detail, Breuer deftly highlights more than one hundred of World War II's most puzzling events, including: The burning of the Normandie Destroyed by fire just two months after Hitler declared war on the United States, this French ocean liner was ruined in a matter of hours. Had Nazi saboteurs caused its destruction? Or were Hitler sympathizers behind the disastrous arson job? The attempted kidnapping of the Duke of Windsor As part of Hitler's scheme to dispatch Churchill and King George VI --both of whom the fh͠rer regarded as "obstacles to peace"--plans were set in motion to abduct the duke. Only a timely twist of fate saved him from the Nazis' grasp. The sinking of the Tang. A U.S. submarine charged with tracking and destroying Japanese ships in the Formosa Strait, the Tang had sunk more enemy ships than any other U.S. submarine or surface vessel in the Pacific. Her last torpedo, however, would destroy a most unexpected victim. The appearance of "The Deadly Double" advertisement. Appearing in The New Yorker sixteen days before Pearl Harbor, this seemingly innocuous ad for a new dice game, "The Deadly Double," aroused the FBI's suspicion --and raised troubling questions. Had it been placed by German or Japanese spies as a means of notifying their agents in the United States that war was about to erupt? Was it a way for enemy espionage operatives in the United States to warn their colleagues that a sneak attack would be launched somewhere in the Pacific? Written by a man the Wall Street Journal has called a "first-class historian," this colorful treasury of the unexpected and the unexplained is a unique and riveting addition to World War II literature
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D744
LC item number
.B694 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Unexplained mysteries of World War II, William B. Breuer
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Puzzling Events -- Part Two: Odd Coincidences -- Part Three: Curious Happenings -- Part Four: Uncanny Riddles -- Part Five: People Who Vanished -- Part Six: Peculiar Premonitions -- Part Seven: Strange Encounters
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 238 pages
Isbn
9780785835073
Lccn
96029479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocm35212754
Label
Unexplained mysteries of World War II, William B. Breuer
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Puzzling Events -- Part Two: Odd Coincidences -- Part Three: Curious Happenings -- Part Four: Uncanny Riddles -- Part Five: People Who Vanished -- Part Six: Peculiar Premonitions -- Part Seven: Strange Encounters
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 238 pages
Isbn
9780785835073
Lccn
96029479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocm35212754

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