Unexplained Mysteries of World War II

Unexplained Mysteries of World War II

Discover the Conspiracies, Cover-ups and Coincidences That Won and Lost the War

Book - 2014
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Historian Jeremy Harwood describes the mysteries in authoritative narrative with authentic period photographs animating the text. The 25 unexplained mysteries include: Bomb in a beer cellar (1939) -- One man's plot to kill Hitler, Europe's looted art (1940-45) -- Systematic art looting on a scale unseen since the fall of the Roman Empire, Strange case of Rudolf Hess (1941)) -- Why did Hitler's deputy fly to Scotland? "Battle" of Los Angeles (1941) -- Was the Los Angeles air raid a false alarm or something more sinister? Target America: The Nazi plan to bomb New York (1942-44)-- The prototype bombers intended to raze Manhattan, Mystery of the murdered redhead (1943-44) -- Was the beautiful queen of Stockholm society a secret agent or a tragic victim of diplomatic power plays? Lost Liberator (1943) -- A bomber goes missing in the Libyan desert, Drugs, doctors and the Fuhrer (1945) -- The closely guarded secret of Hitler's incurable illnesses, Race for the A-bomb (1945) -- How close did the Nazis get to the nuclear bomb?
25 conspiracies, cover-ups and stories of coincidences that won and lost the war. In general the chronology of World War II is well known: the main players, the epic battles won and lost, the impact of weather, equipment and supply issues, the role of air superiority. Like all great events, there was and is much that is mysterious. Many secrets of the war remained just that until years after V-Day, as truths and facts began to emerge. Unexplained Mysteries of World War II recounts 25 of the most fascinating mysteries from the war. The murderous plots, strange disappearances, criminal activities, scandals, deceptions, and peculiar decisions are the fodder of great fiction except that they are shockingly true.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario :, Firefly Books,, 2014
ISBN: 9781770854079
Branch Call Number: 940.53 HARWOOD
Characteristics: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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