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The Resource Operation Swallow : American soldiers' remarkable escape from Berga concentration camp, Mark Felton

Operation Swallow : American soldiers' remarkable escape from Berga concentration camp, Mark Felton

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Operation Swallow : American soldiers' remarkable escape from Berga concentration camp
Title
Operation Swallow
Title remainder
American soldiers' remarkable escape from Berga concentration camp
Statement of responsibility
Mark Felton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Operation Swallow is the true story of how a small group of American soldiers, inspired by a charismatic but reluctant leader named Hans Kasten, worked to save hundreds of fellow servicemen from a Nazi plan to turn Jewish prisoners of war into concentration camp slaves. It begins in the snowy forests of the Ardennes during Christmas 1944 and ends at the charnel house of Buchenwald concentration camp in spring 1945. It is a remarkable battle of wills between a young GI thrust into a leadership position he didn't want and an SS officer who will stop at nothing to complete his orders. Written from personal testimonies and official documents, it is an escape story replete with courage, sacrifice, torture, despair and salvation. Even more remarkably, it is a story that has barely been told before, a chapter of US military history that the American government tried to suppress for decades and an uplifting story that deserves to be widely known
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Felton, Mark
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
Target audience
adult
Label
Operation Swallow : American soldiers' remarkable escape from Berga concentration camp, Mark Felton
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Publication
Copyright
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.
Control code
p2251402738
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781785785993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Operation Swallow : American soldiers' remarkable escape from Berga concentration camp, Mark Felton
Publication
Copyright
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.
Control code
p2251402738
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781785785993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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