The Resource Sons and soldiers : the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler, Bruce Henderson

Sons and soldiers : the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler, Bruce Henderson

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Sons and soldiers : the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler
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Sons and soldiers
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the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler
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Bruce Henderson
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Language
eng
Summary
Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role in the Allied victory.In 1942, the U.S. Army unleashed one of its greatest secret weapons in the battle to defeat Adolf Hitler: training nearly 2,000 German-born Jews in special interrogation techniques and making use of their mastery of the German language, history, and customs. Known as the Ritchie Boys, they were sent in small, elite teams to join every major combat unit in Europe, where they interrogated German POWs and gathered crucial intelligence that saved American lives and helped win the war. Though they knew what the Nazis would do to them if they were captured, the Ritchie Boys eagerly joined the fight to defeat Hitler. As they did, many of them did not know the fates of their own families left behind in occupied Europe. Taking part in every major campaign in Europe, they collected key tactical intelligence on enemy strength, troop and armored movements, and defensive positions. A postwar Army report found that more than sixty percent of the credible intelligence gathered in Europe came from the Ritchie Boys.Bruce Henderson draws on personal interviews with many surviving veterans and extensive archival research to bring this never-before-told chapter of the Second World War to light. Sons and Soldiers traces their stories from childhood and their escapes from Nazi Germany, through their feats and sacrifices during the war, to their desperate attempts to find their missing loved ones in war-torn Europe. Sons and Soldiers is an epic story of heroism, courage, and patriotism that will not soon be forgotten
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technical information on music
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TEFOD
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1946-
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Henderson, Bruce B.
Dewey number
940.53089/924073
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
D810.J4
LC item number
H4235 2017ab
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history
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not applicable
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Read by Brett Barry
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jewish soldiers
  • Jews, German
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
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adult
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Sons and soldiers : the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler, Bruce Henderson
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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ocn995161291
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 22 min., 27 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
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9780062681997
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rdamedia
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digital.
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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FB5039D6-E4AD-46CF-B3C3-EA2169552FD8
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(OCoLC)995161291
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Label
Sons and soldiers : the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler, Bruce Henderson
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn995161291
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 22 min., 27 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062681997
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
FB5039D6-E4AD-46CF-B3C3-EA2169552FD8
System control number
(OCoLC)995161291
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