Taylor, Geoff.


1st ed., 1980. Xii + 176 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. On the night of 30 March 1944 when Nuremberg was attacked, the author was imprisoned at Stalag IVb in Germany, having already been shot down and captured on 18 October 1943. He first heard of the event on the illicit BBC news service the following night. His interest was stimulated further when, as a reporter for one of the camp's hand-lettered wall-newspapers, he interviewed a number of Bomber Command aircrew who had survived what they sardonically referred to as 'the Nuremberg massacre'. How could such a thing have happened ? This book takes a retrospective ' and therefore, perhaps, more objective ' look at the events surrounding that terrible night. Based on personal accounts of participants and both official and unofficial reports, the author presents various perspectives.

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