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Gestapo the history of the German Secret Service by Walton-Kerr, Philip St. C.

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Published by Senate in London .
Written in English


  • Germany. -- Geheime Staatspolizei.,
  • National socialism.,
  • Secret service -- Germany.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Originally published: London : R. Hale, 1939.

StatementPhilip St. C. Walton-Kerr.
LC ClassificationsDD256.5 .W35 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination286 p. ;
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21665294M
ISBN 101851705457

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  "GESTAPO - The word brings a sense of dreaded evil. A collective of ruthless men who terrorised the German people and their enemies during the second world war. Thankfully Frank McDonough has delved a little deeper to find that everything is not as it seems/5. The Washington Post calls Sven Hassel a brilliant storyteller, and his series of novels about life in Hitlers army have sold in the millions. In this wartime adventure, his cast of characters is caught up with the Disciplinary Regiment, a tank regiment that doesnt actually have a tank to its name/5. Concentration camps. In Hermann Goering gained control of the Prussian police and transformed the Gestapo into an executive tool for the Nazis’ ambition to crush all : Robert Gerwarth.   Published in Germany in , "The Gestapo: Power and Terror in the Third Reich" by Carsten Dams and Michael Stolle has been translated into English by Charlotte Ryland and is about to be published by Oxford University Press. The authors bring an informed, scholarly perspective to the book/5.

The Geheime Staatspolizei (Secret State Police), abbreviated Gestapo, was the official secret police of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe.. The force was created by Hermann Göring in by combining the various security police agencies of Prussia into one organisation. Beginning on 20 April , it passed to the administration of Schutzstaffel (SS) national Headquarters: Prinz-Albrecht-Straße, Berlin, . The Gestapo: The Myth and Reality of Hitler's Secret Police - Kindle edition by McDonough, Frank, Savill, Mervyn. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Gestapo: The Myth and Reality of Hitler's Secret Police/5(30). This book is one of the most detailed sources for the intricate detailing of Hitler's gestapo. It highlights the dangers of a police state and what can go terribly wrong when the people are no longer in control and the government becomes tyrannical/5(13). The torture of the Gestapo (25 photos) Март 2, Автор: Юлия Клюева It is a small neat house in Kristiansade next to the road in the port of Stavanger, and during the war was the most horrible place throughout the south of Norway.