Ensam i Berlin

By Hans Fallada

Året är 1940 och i huset på Jablonskistrasse fifty five i Berlin bor en samling småskurkar, råbarkade SS-män, horor, en pensionerad domare och romanens två huvudpersoner: verkmästarparet Otto och Anna Quangel. Här bor också en gammal ensam judisk dam, vars liv får ett fasansfullt slut.

Otto och Anna är skötsamma och tystlåtna - ett strävsamt arbetarklasspar. males när de nås av beskedet att deras son stupat i kriget ter sig livet plötsligt meningslöst. Så småningom inleder de en modig, om än patetisk, kamp mot nazismen som ger deras tillvaro ett nytt innehåll. På olika platser runtom i Berlin lägger de ut hundratals handtextade kort som manar until motstånd, kort som kan plockas upp av vem som helst.

Den karriärhungrige kommissarie Escherich skyr inga ansträngningar för att hitta de skyldiga bakom de handskrivna lapparna och kommer paret allt närmare. Jakten utvecklas until en katt-och-råtta-lek som pågår less than mer än två års tid med både komiska och skräckfyllda scener.

Över alltsammans hänger en stämning av brutalt förtryck som genomsyrar vardagen för människorna i Berlin - varje möte, ord och dealing with måste vägas mot en paranoid nazistisk maktapparat. males trots regimens brutala skräckvälde överlever ändå medmänsklighet och kärlek.

Ensam i Berlin är en lektion i historia, i förtryckets anatomi och samtidigt en nervpirrande bladvändare - en moralisk mystery, lika gripande och spännande som en spionroman av le Carré. Författaren och Auschwitzöverlevaren Primo Levi kallade boken för "det bästa som någonsin skrivits om det tyska motståndet".

Berättelsen är baserad på Falladas egna erfarenheter less than nazismen och skrevs på några få veckor hösten 1946. Boken har tidigare filmatiserats för både television och bio och det finns nu planer för en nyinspelning.

Ensam i Berlin (Jeder stirbt für sich allein) gavs första gången ut i Sverige 1948 med titeln En mot alla - då med flera centrala avsnitt strukna. Lind & Co är stolta över att här kunna presentera den första kompletta svenska utgåvan.

Hans Fallada- eller Rudolf Ditzen som var hans riktiga namn - föddes 1893. Hans liv kom att bli mycket dramatiskt med inslag som dråp, förskingring, självmordsförsök, mentalsjukdom, alkohol- och narkotikamissbruk. Trots censur och politisk förföljelse valde Fallada att stanna i Tyskland below kriget och räknas numera som en av landets verkligt betydelsefulla 1900-talsförfattare. Han puppy 1947, några månader innan Ensam i Berlin publicerades.

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Bomber Command: Battleground Berlin: July 1943 - March 1944 (Reflections of War, Volume 3)

By Martin W. Bowman

This huge paintings presents a complete perception to the stories of Bomber Command's pilots and aircrew all through global struggle . From the early wartime years while the RAF's first makes an attempt to avenge Germany's onslaught have been bedeviled via negative navigation and misguided bombing, to the ultimate profitable onslaught that eventually tamed Hitler in his Berlin lair, those volumes hint the real reviews of the lads who flew the bombers. 1000's of first-hand bills are punctuated by way of the author's history info that placed every one narrative into wartime point of view. each point of Bomber instructions operational tasks are coated; day and evening bombing, precision low-level moves, mass raids and operations all through all wartime theaters. Contributions are from RAF body of workers who flew the command's assorted plane from the early Blenheims and Stirlings to the later Lancasters and Mosquitoes. every one quantity is stuffed with money owed that inform of the camaraderie among the crews, moments of sheer terror and the stoic humor that supplied the severe bond. The 5 volumes of this paintings give you the so much vibrant and accomplished paintings at the notable half performed through RAF Bomber Command of their important function within the destruction of the 3rd Reich.

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Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knight's Cross

By Albrecht Wacker

Josef “Sepp” Allerberger was once the second one so much winning sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of many few deepest squaddies to be venerated with the award of the Knight’s Cross.

An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a laptop gunner he used to be drafted to the southern area of the Russian entrance in July 1942. Wounded at Voroshilovsk, he experimented with a Russian sniper-rifle whereas recuperating and so inspired his superiors together with his skillability that he used to be back to front on his regiment’s basically sniper specialist.

In this occasionally harrowing memoir, Allerberger presents a great creation to the dedication in box craft, self-discipline and regimen required of the sniper, a guy aside. there has been no position for chivalry at the Russian entrance. clear of the movie cameras, no prisoner survived lengthy after surrendering. Russian snipers had used the unlawful explosive bullet for the reason that 1941, and Hitler finally licensed its factor in 1944. the end result used to be a battlefield of horror.

Allerberger was once a cold-blooded killer, yet few will discover a position of their hearts for the warriors of the crimson military opposed to whom he fought.

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P-40 Warhawk Aces of the CBI (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 35)

By Carl Molesworth

This e-book information the vibrant stories of the elite pilots of the AAF's 10th and Fourteenth Air Forces within the 'forgotten' China-Burma-India theatre in the course of WW2. Inheriting the legacy of the yankee Volunteer workforce (AVG), devices reminiscent of the twenty third FG 'held the road' opposed to overwhelming eastern forces till the arriving of the 1st P-38s and P-51s in 1944. The Warhawk grew to become synonymous with the efforts of the AAF within the CBI, getting used by means of a few forty aces to assert 5 or extra kills among 1942-45. This quantity is the 1st of 4 masking the exploits with the P-40 in the course of international warfare 2.

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The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945 (Fortress, Volume 52)

By Clive Finlayson, Darren Fa

Gibraltar isn't just an archetypal citadel, maintaining in its dominating topography and partitions, bastions and emplacements a wealthy testomony to prolonged classes of human clash, however it can also be a special list of the evolution of the sciences of fortification and linked protecting buildings over a interval of greater than six centuries. Gibraltar has a fancy and sundry army historical past, mendacity because it does on the gateway to the Mediterranean and the assembly issues of the continents of Europe and Africa. Its background, continually formed via its targeted blend of strategic place and topography, starts in precedent days with successive occupations by way of Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans. It then undergone Arab, Castilian and Spanish arms, and has been a British ownership in view that 1704. The Rock served as a base for Nelson's fleet within the Napoleonic Wars and, in global warfare II, for the Royal Navy's job strength 'H' and as as a necessary preventing position for provide convoys plying to and from the East during the Suez Canal and aiding the Allied attempt within the Mediterranean Theater. An extraordinary quantity of tunnelling happened on Gibraltar, making it a veritable warren that housed plane hangars, ammunition shops, hospitals or even a mystery chamber (the Stay-Behind Cave) that used to be to be manned as an remark submit within the occasion of a adverse takeover.

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Hitler's Tank Killer: Sturmgeschütz at War, 1940-1945: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

By Hans Seidler

Sturmgeschutz III used to be initially designed as an attack weapon, yet as warfare improved it used to be more and more utilized in a protecting function and developed into an attack gun and tank destroyer. by way of 1943 its major position used to be supplying anti-tank aid to the devices in its region of operation. This accordingly resulted in many StuGs being destroyed in conflict. still they have been very profitable as tank killers and destroyed, between others, many bunkers, pillboxes and different defences. The StuG was once now not thought of to be a real tank since it lacked a turret. The gun used to be mounded at once within the hull, in a casemate-style style, with a low profile to lessen car heights, and had a constrained lateral traverse of some levels in both path. hence, the full motor vehicle needed to be became with a purpose to gather pursuits. Omitting the turret made construction a lot easier and no more high priced, permitting larger numbers to be outfitted. Its considerably shorter vertical profile in comparison to modern tanks made the StuG tougher to hit. such a lot attack weapons have been fastened at the chassis of a Panzer III or Panzer IV, with the ensuing version being referred to as both a StuG III or StuG IV respectively. The StuG was once the most potent tracked cars of global conflict II, and over 10,000 of them have been ultimately produced. throughout the process the conflict StuG III attack weapons have been issued to Sturmartillerie Batteries, Sturmgeschutz Abteilungen, Sturmgeschutz Brigades, Sturmartillerie Batteries, Ersatz (Reserve), Abteilungen and Funklenk (Remote regulate) businesses. StuG III attack weapons served on all fronts of WWII until eventually the tip of the war."

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Planck: Driven by Vision, Broken by War

By Brandon R. Brown

Max Planck is credited with being the daddy of quantum concept, and his paintings used to be defined via his shut pal Albert Einstein as "the foundation of all twentieth-century physics." yet Planck's tale isn't really renowned, in particular within the usa. A German physicist operating through the first 1/2 the 20 th century, his library, own journals, notebooks, and letters have been all destroyed along with his domestic in international warfare II. What is still, except his contributions to technological know-how, are handwritten letters in German shorthand, and tributes from different scientists of the time.

In Planck: pushed by way of imaginative and prescient, damaged by way of War, Brandon R. Brown interweaves the voices and writings of Planck, his relatives, and his contemporaries--with many passages showing in English for the 1st time--to create a portrait of a groundbreaking physicist operating in the course of warfare. Planck spent a lot of his grownup lifestyles grappling with the id main issue of being an influential German with principles that ran counter to his executive. in the course of the later a part of his lifestyles, he survived bombings and battlefields, surgical procedures and blood transfusions, the entire whereas appearing his influential paintings amidst a violent and crumbling Nazi paperwork. while his son used to be accused of treason, Planck attempted to exploit his status as a German "national treasure," and wrote on to Hitler to spare his son's existence. Brown tells the tale of Planck's friendship with the way more outspoken Albert Einstein, and indicates how his paintings suits in the explosion of know-how and technology that happened in the course of his life.

This tale of an excellent guy residing in a perilous time provides Max Planck his rightful position within the heritage of technological know-how, and it exhibits how war-torn Germany deeply impacted his lifestyles and work.

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Luftwaffe in World War II (Images of War)

By Francis Crosby

World warfare Luftwaffe airplane and their pilots were a resource of fascination and admire to aviation buffs due to the fact 1945.

This ebook appears in any respect elements of its operation in lots of global battle II theaters.

A nice majority of images are not going to were obvious through most of the people they usually were beautifully reproduced at once from unique negatives held by means of the Imperial warfare Museum.

Lengthy captions describe the motion portrayed in every one picture and an advent places the Luftwaffe into its old perspective.

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Omar Bradley: General at War

By Jim DeFelice

The First In-Depth Biography of America’s final Five-Star General

He was once referred to as “the G.I. General”— humble, self-effacing, hard-working, reflecting the small-town virtues of the the USA whose uniform he wore. yet these very virtues have led historians to forget normal Omar Bradley—until now. Bestselling writer Jim DeFelice, during this, the first-ever in-depth biography of America’s final five-star common, tells Bradley’s complete tale, and argues that the missed G.I. common did greater than the other to defeat Hitler in global warfare II.

While normal George S. Patton has garnered a lot of the honour, common Dwight David Eisenhower has claimed a lot of the world’s admire, and British common Bernard Montgomery has saved the Union Jack flying, as DeFelice proves, it was once the unassuming Bradley who really built the method and the strategies that gained the warfare in Europe. Meticulously researched, utilizing formerly untapped records and unpublished diaries and notes, Omar Bradley: basic at War unearths:

  • Why Bradley, no longer Patton, merits many of the credits for America’s victories in North Africa
  • How Bradley—first Patton’s subordinate, then his superior—was one in all Patton’s nice defenders, whereas additionally spotting his weaknesses, and attempted to hide up the notorious slapping incident
  • How Eisenhower panicked—when Bradley didn’t—during the early levels of the conflict of the Bulge, delaying an American counterattack that may have stored millions of lives
  • Why Bradley was once a thorough innovator within the use of mixed air, armor, and infantry power
  • How Bradley, opposite to people who prefer to painting him as a staid counterpart to Patton, was once essentially the most ardent practitioners of fast-moving offensives
  • Why Bradley anticipated the Germans may perhaps use radiological guns at Normandy

Provocative, thorough, unique, Jim DeFelice’s Omar Bradley: normal at War merits a spot at the shelf of each reader of global warfare II history.

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