Last Days of the Reich: The Diary of Count Folke Bernadotte, October 1944-May 1945

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Count Folke Bernadotte was one of those rare figures in war – a man trusted by both sides alike.

Shortly before the war ended, Bernadotte was the leader of a rescue operation to transfer western European inmates to Swedish hospitals in the so-called ‘White Buses’.

This work through the Swedish Red Cross involved mercy missions to Germany and it was through this link that Bernadotte came into touch with ...

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Overview

Count Folke Bernadotte was one of those rare figures in war – a man trusted by both sides alike.

Shortly before the war ended, Bernadotte was the leader of a rescue operation to transfer western European inmates to Swedish hospitals in the so-called ‘White Buses’.

This work through the Swedish Red Cross involved mercy missions to Germany and it was through this link that Bernadotte came into touch with prominent Nazi leaders in the 1940s.

During the last months of the war, Bernadotte was introduced to Heinrich Himmler – one of the most sinister men of the Third Reich. Bernadotte was asked by Himmler to approach the Allies with the proposal of a complete surrender to Britain and the US – providing Germany could continue to fight the Soviet Union.

The offer was passed to Winston Churchill and Harry Truman, but rejected. The course of these negotiations is narrated in this book with a simple, compelling clarity and thrilling immediacy.

This new edition of Bernadotte’s memoir includes a Preface by his two sons, and an Introduction by a leading Swedish author discussing Count Bernadotte’s wartime record and his post-war assassination.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848325227
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 4/9/2009
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,434,530
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 2.90 (d)

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