Long Journey to Destiny

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Hitler's first conquests - Austria, the Sudeten region of Czechoslovakia, the demilitarized Rhineland - were bloodless. His first bloody strike east crushed Poland. To the west? On May 10, 1940, the Wehrmacht strikes The Netherlands which Hitler expects will capitulate within a day or two. He is mistaken. Grebbe Line defenders exhibit legendary Dutch stubbornness, Hitler's airborne troops drop onto Rotterdam and The Hague - and meet fierce opposition, and outnumbered and outgunned Dutch troops change - ...
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Overview

Hitler's first conquests - Austria, the Sudeten region of Czechoslovakia, the demilitarized Rhineland - were bloodless. His first bloody strike east crushed Poland. To the west? On May 10, 1940, the Wehrmacht strikes The Netherlands which Hitler expects will capitulate within a day or two. He is mistaken. Grebbe Line defenders exhibit legendary Dutch stubbornness, Hitler's airborne troops drop onto Rotterdam and The Hague - and meet fierce opposition, and outnumbered and outgunned Dutch troops change - unknowingly at the time - the course of WWII and world history. A stout-hearted queen and a Carmelite priest stand up to Nazism, and resistance fighters' cunning and courage prove lethal for some of history's lesser-known bad guys. Two girls emigrate from Romanian farms to Paris and then Amsterdam and make life-altering choices. A young American employee of a global steamship company finds himself swept into this maelstrom. This history-rich saga provides perspectives little known to Americans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468546590
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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