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The Resource Sons and soldiers : the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler, Bruce Henderson

Sons and soldiers : the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler, Bruce Henderson

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Sons and soldiers : the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler
Title
Sons and soldiers
Title remainder
the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Henderson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As Jewish families were trying desperately to get out of Europe during the menacing rise of Hitler's Nazi party, some chose to send their young sons away to uncertain futures in America, perhaps never to see them again. As these boys became young men, they were determined to join the fight in Europe. Known as the Ritchie Boys, after the Maryland camp where they were trained, these army recruits knew what would happen to them if they were captured. Yet they leapt at the opportunity to be sent in small, elite teams to join every major combat unit in Europe, where they collected key tactical intelligence on enemy strength, troop and armored movements, and defensive positions. A post-war army report found that nearly 60 percent of the credible intelligence gathered in Europe came from the Ritchie Boys. Drawing on original interviews and extensive archival research, Henderson vividly re-creates the stories of six of these men in an epic tale of heroism, courage, and patriotism that will not soon be forgotten.--
Assigning source
from dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
  • 940.54127308924
  • 940.531/503924
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
  • D810.J4
  • D810.J4
LC item number
  • H4235 2017
  • H46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Sons and soldiers : the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler, Bruce Henderson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes photographic images on end papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-391 ; 411-418) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Germany 1938 -- Saving the children -- Escaping the Nazis -- A place to call home -- Camp Ritchie -- Going back -- Normandy -- The breakout -- Holland -- The forests -- Return to Deutschland -- The camps -- Denazification -- Going home
Control code
ocn960709002
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 429 pages
Isbn
9780062419095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1720044
  • (Sirsi) 1720044
  • (OCoLC)960709002
Label
Sons and soldiers : the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler, Bruce Henderson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes photographic images on end papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-391 ; 411-418) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Germany 1938 -- Saving the children -- Escaping the Nazis -- A place to call home -- Camp Ritchie -- Going back -- Normandy -- The breakout -- Holland -- The forests -- Return to Deutschland -- The camps -- Denazification -- Going home
Control code
ocn960709002
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 429 pages
Isbn
9780062419095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1720044
  • (Sirsi) 1720044
  • (OCoLC)960709002

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