Unexplained Mysteries of World War II

Unexplained Mysteries of World War II

Book - 1997
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As combat veterans and high commanders know, logic is often a stranger in wartime. --William B. Breuer, in

The annals of World War II are mined with captivating cases of strange coincidences, ominous premonitions, and baffling mysteries. Now, William Breuer's painstaking research has yielded over 100 fascinating historical accounts, including:

The mysterious fire on the Normandie . . . Who really was behind the eerily efficient destruction of the famed ocean liner?

The ominous ""Deadly Double"" advertisement in The New Yorker . . . Was it a coded leak to Japanese and German spies announcing the upcoming bombing of Pearl Harbor?

The botched Nazi kidnapping of the Duke of Windsor . . . How did a serendipitous series of events save the duke from Hitler's grasp (and the Allied forces from a crippling strategic setback)?

The curious sinking of the Tang

. . . How did this deadliest of U.S. submarines come to meet such an unexpected and mysterious end?

""Anyone interested in twists of fate should find this book fascinating."" --Library Journal

""While away a few hours or spend a few minutes at a time enjoying this collection of inexplicable, mysterious, and strange tales."" --Nashville Banner
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, 1997
ISBN: 9780471291077
Branch Call Number: 940.53 BREUER
940.53 BRE
Characteristics: xiv, 238 p. :,ill., maps ;,c24 cm


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Nov 19, 2015

A lot of nonsense in this book . Conjecture and outright lies . My favorite was the author stating that Heinrich Himmler the head of the S.S. , was captured by Americans at the end of the war . I have read many previous accounts that ALL stated he was caught at a BRITISH checkpoint by 3 Ukrainians who were being used as "auxiliaries" by the British, then turned over to a British Major who interrogated him. Nowhere in ANY of the accounts were Americans mentioned . There were other discrepancies as well I noted . I have read extensively over the last 40 years about WW2 . As the years pass , more "truth" is revealed as documents become "unclassified" . I think the author simply took "fanciful" news clippings and went from there . Not worth the time to open the cover .

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