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Into enemy arms : the remarkable true story of a German girl's struggle against Nazism, and her daring escape with the man she loved

Author: Michael Hingston
Publisher: London : Grub Street, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A vivid, eyewitness chronicle of real drama, as told after sixty years’ silence by Ditha Bruncel to her nephew, the author of this book. Ditha Bruncel’s detailed memory of living in Germany during the Second World War provides a rare, first-hand insight into the day-to-day struggle against Nazi oppression, when even small acts of defiance or resistance carried great personal risk. In 1945 Ditha was living with her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Ditha Slowey; Ditha Slowey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hingston
ISBN: 9781904943501 1904943500
OCLC Number: 64748241
Description: 288 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Lossen as Ditha remembers it in 1945 --
Blitz and blizzard --
Seeds of hate --
Defiance takes root --
Depression and despair --
Confronting the Gestapo --
An urgent summons --
Thwarting the manhunt --
Operation Gardening --
Behind barbed wire --
March and escape --
Waiting for the Russians --
Joining the flight --
The long journey starts --
Fears of betrayal --
The joy of being free --
Separation and reunion --
Enemy no more --
Postscript --
The escape route --
The march from Stalag Luft VII.
Responsibility: Michael Hingston.

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In 1945, Ditha was living in the small town of Lossen. Twenty three of prisoners of war managed to escape and hobbled into Lossen. One amongst them, Warrant Officer Gordon Slowey, was the man Ditha  Read more...

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