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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
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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. In 1942, the U.S. Army unleashed one of its greatest secret weapons in the battle to defeat Adolf Hitler: training nearly 2,000 of these German-born Jews in special interrogation techniques and making use of their mastery of the German language, history, and customs. Known as the Ritchie Boys after the Maryland camp where they were trained, they were sent in small, elite teams to join every major combat unit in Europe, where they interrogated German POWs and gathered crucial intelligence that saved American lives and helped win the war. Though they knew what the Nazis would do to them if they were captured, the Ritchie Boys eagerly joined the fight to defeat Hitler. As they did, many of them did not know the fates of their own families left behind in occupied Europe. Taking part in every major campaign in Europe, they collected key tactical intelligence on enemy strength, troop and armored movements, and defensive positions. A postwar Army report found that more than sixty percent of the credible intelligence gathered in Europe came from the Ritchie Boys. Bruce Henderson draws on personal interviews with many surviving veterans and extensive archival research to bring this chapter of the Second World War to light
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
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1946-
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Henderson, Bruce B.
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
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jewish soldiers
  • Jews, German
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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, Bruce Henderson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 645-662)
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
xvi, 662 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062670304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn960841837
  • (OCoLC)960841837
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 645-662)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
xvi, 662 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062670304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn960841837
  • (OCoLC)960841837

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