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Righteous deception : German officers against Hitler

Author: David Johnson; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the spring of 1944, Adolf Hitler firmly believed that the Allies would invade the Continent by landing troops on the beaches of Normandy, but anti-Nazi officers in German Intelligence ultimately persuaded him that Normandy would be a mere diversion. The real invasion, Hitler was assured, would be at Calais. Righteous Deception focuses on the activities of two officers whose consciences kept them from siding with  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnson, David, 1950-
Righteous deception.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
(OCoLC)606578173
Named Person: Wilhelm Canaris; Alexis Roenne, Freiherr von.; Wilhelm Canaris; Alexis Roenne, Freiherr von.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Johnson; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0275969533 9780275969530
OCLC Number: 46321031
Description: viii, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Spies and Counter-Spies --
Old Fox --
Bits and Fragments --
"To Outwit the Enemy with Complicated Schemes ..." --
Mounting Evidence --
Elaborate Fakery --
Invasion Nerves--"When Will They Come?" --
"Les Sanglots Longs ..." --
" ... D'Une Langeur Monotone" --
"Well, Is It or Isn't It the Invasion?" --
Clear and Decisive --
Ironic Endings.
Responsibility: David Alan Johnson.

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This work examines the activities of two German officers whose consciences kept them from siding with Hitler and the Nazis in 1944. Their campaign of misinformation and deception convinced Hitler to  Read more...

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"Johnson has interwoven the key stories behind the successful landings in Normandy--the Allies' elaborate schemes to deceive the Germans, the 'Canaris effect' on enemy morale and the German officers' Read more...

 
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