Defiant Diplomat: George Platt Waller: American Consul in Nazi-Occupied Luxembourg, 1939-1941

Defiant Diplomat: George Platt Waller: American Consul in Nazi-Occupied Luxembourg, 1939-1941

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ISBN-13: 9781611495010
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Willard Allen Fletcher is professor emeritus at the University of Delaware. Jean Fletcher is a former librarian at university libraries in Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Delaware.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Editors’ Introduction
THEY NEVER FOUND A QUISLING
Frontispiece
Dedication
Epigraph
Preface
Chapter
1. Ante-Chamber to Paradise
2. Thunder on the Moselle
3. The Sitz-Krieg
4. The Evening of the Ninth of May
5. So Fair and Foul a Day I Have Not Seen
6. General Gullmann Calls
7. The Diplomats Depart
8. Belgium after the Surrender
9. German Generals Toast the President
10. I Become Consul
11. A Visit from the R.A.F.
12. Pack und Gesindel
13. The Volksdeutsche Bewegung
14. Cologne
15. Persecution of Luxembourg Jews
16. The Curé of Moersdorf
17. The Gauleiter Embarks on Educational Reform
18. Into the Dustbin with the Gölle Fra, the Army, and the Law
19. It’s not so Simple, French to German
20. Underground Organizations
21. The Nine O’Clock Mass
22. Cologne Revisited
23. The Comforter of the Afflicted
24. In Sure and Certain Hope
Epilogue
Editors’ Afterword
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index
About the Editors

What People are Saying About This

James M. Brophy

Through Waller, one sees how an American diplomat perceived his role and how he used his office to aid citizens of an occupied country. This story speaks volumes about the premises and assumptions of American diplomacy and statecraft during the Second World War. In short, the story is significant …

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