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The Tartan Pimpernel

Author : Donald Caskie
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Donald Caskie was a minister of the Scots Kirk in Paris at the time of German invasion of France in 1940. Although he had the opportunity to flee, Caskie stayed behind to help establish a network of safe houses and escape routes for allied soldiers and airmen trapped in occupied territory. He was finally sentenced to death at a Nazi show-trial.

The Tartan Pimpernel

Author : Donald Currie Caskie
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Silent Heroes

Author : Sherri Greene Ottis
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In the early years of World War II, it was an amazing feat for an Allied airman shot down over occupied Europe to make it back to England. By 1943, however, pilots and crewmembers, supplied with "escape kits," knew they had a 50 percent chance of evading capture and returning home. An estimated 12,000 French civilians helped make this possible. More than 5,000 airmen, many of them American, successfully traveled along escape lines organized much like those of the U.S. Underground Railroad, using secret codes and stopping in safe houses. If caught, they risked internment in a POW camp. But the French, Belgian, and Dutch civilians who aided them risked torture and even death. Sherri Ottis writes candidly about the pilots and crewmen who walked out of occupied Europe, as well as the British intelligence agency in charge of Escape and Evasion. But her main focus is on the helpers, those patriots who have been all but ignored in English-language books and journals. To research their stories, Ottis hiked the Pyrenees and interviewed many of the survivors. She tells of the extreme difficulty they had in avoiding Nazi infiltration by double agents; of their creativity in hiding evaders in their homes, sometimes in the midst of unexpected searches; of their generosity in sharing their meager food supplies during wartime; and of their unflagging spirit and courage in the face of a war fought on a very personal level.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933 1945 Volume III

Author : Geoffrey P. Megargee
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This monumental seven-volume encyclopedia, prepared by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examines the universe of camps and ghettos)—more than 40,000 in all—that the Nazis and their allies operated, from Norway to North Africa and from France to Russia. Volume III describes sites under the control of states that aligned themselves with Nazi Germany, as allies, satellite countries, or independent collaborationist regimes. For a variety of reasons, France, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and other such states each undertook the persecution, and often the murder, of people it considered undesirable or threatening. Such target groups included Jews, who were often killed directly or handed over to the Germans. Other victims spanned any number of ethnic or national groups, or political or military opponents. Each state created its own unique mix of detention sites under a variety of agencies, but all with goals that mirrored those of Nazi Germany. From the far north of Finland to France’s west African colonies, this network of sites did its work with little or no input from the Germans. This volume, with its descriptions of the individual sites and broad introductions to the regimes that governed them, adds to our understanding of a system that was truly European in scale, and not solely a German undertaking.

Walter Douglas

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Walter Douglas (born 1961) is a Scottish drug trafficker and organized crime figure, dubbed the Tartan Pimpernel by the press, who is one of the richest in the United Kingdom with an estimated worth of 20 million. Wanted in at least three countries on drug trafficking and gun running charges as of 2003, Douglas had ties to numerous international criminal organizations in Europe and North America as the head of the Delta crime syndicate.

Modernism and the Women s Popular Romance in Britain 1885 1925

Author : Martin Hipsky
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Today’s mass-market romances have their precursors in late Victorian popular novels written by and for women. In Modernism and the Women’s Popular Romance Martin Hipsky scrutinizes some of the best-selling British fiction from the period 1885 to 1925, the era when romances, especially those by British women, were sold and read more widely than ever before or since. Recent scholarship has explored the desires and anxieties addressed by both “low modern” and “high modernist” British culture in the decades straddling the turn of the twentieth century. In keeping with these new studies, Hipsky offers a nuanced portrait of an important phenomenon in the history of modern fiction. He puts popular romances by Mrs. Humphry Ward, Marie Corelli, the Baroness Orczy, Florence Barclay, Rebecca West, Elinor Glyn, Victoria Cross, Ethel Dell, and E. M. Hull into direct relationship with the fiction of Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, James Joyce, and D. H. Lawrence, among other modernist greats.

RAF Evaders

Author : Oliver Clutton-Brock
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During the five years from May 1940 to May 1945 several thousand Allied airmen, forced to abandon their aircraft behind enemy lines, evaded capture and reached freedom by land, sea and air. Here is an in-depth look at this secret world of evasion, uncovering some treachery and many hitherto unpublished details, operations and photos.

Turncoat

Author : Brendan Murphy
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The story of how British Sergeant Harold Cole double-crossed the British, French, and American war efforts, and came to wear the Gestapo uniform until his arrest and execution after the war, all revealed in fascinating historical detail by the author of The Butcher of Lyons. 40 black-and-white photographs.

The Bookseller

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Books of the Month

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The Listener

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British Museum General Catalogue of Printed Books Additions 1964

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Chambers Scottish Biographical Dictionary

Author : Rosemary Goring
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Scottish Literature in the Secondary School

Author : Great Britain. Scottish Education Dept. Central Committee on English
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New Statesman

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National Union Catalog

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

General Catalogue of Printed Books

Author : British Museum. Department of Printed Books
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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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The Spectator

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Beyond the Lighthouse

Author : Margaret Crosland
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This wide-ranging survey examines the works of major writers, including Woolf, Spark, and Bowen, lesser-known authors, such as Margiad Evans and Ann Quin, and Commonwealth writers, including Gordimer, Lessing and Jean Rhys