Myths & Legends of the Second World War (2020)

Myths & Legends of the Second World War James Hayward Myths Legends of the Second World War As with the Great War the Second World War gave rise to a rich crop of legends many of which persist in the public consciousness even today Some are well known like the Dunkirk story which portray
  • Title: Myths & Legends of the Second World War
  • Author: James Hayward
  • ISBN: 9780750930475
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Hardcover
Myths & Legends of the Second World War James Hayward As with the Great War, the Second World War gave rise to a rich crop of legends, many of which persist in the public consciousness even today Some are well known, like the Dunkirk story, which portrayed the disaster of 1940 as a victory Others are obscure like the rumors of a German invasion attempt on the beaches of Norfolk in 1940, a myth that resurfaced in 1992.As with the Great War, the Second World War gave rise to a rich crop of legends, many of which persist in the public consciousness even today Some are well known, like the Dunkirk story, which portrayed the disaster of 1940 as a victory Others are obscure like the rumors of a German invasion attempt on the beaches of Norfolk in 1940, a myth that resurfaced in 1992 There are stories of the Manston Mutiny during the Battle of Britain, espionage myths that surround the sinking of the battleship Royal Oak at Scapa Flow, the falsehood that no German spies in Britain operated outside MI5 s double cross system, and the real story behind the man who never was first revealed in 1996 Also covered are the Rudolf Hess story, myths about the nature and true effectiveness of the Resistance movements in Europe, and the true extent of Hitler s belief in astrology and his quest for the Holy Grail Myths on land, sea and air are also discussed including the betrayal at Dieppe, Nazi U boat bases in Ireland Weaving his narrative around a wide range of contemporary documentary sources, James Hayward presents an objective and rigorous analysis of the main myths, legends and popular falsehoods of the Second World War The result is a new and refreshing perspective on the popular image of the Second World War.
Myths & Legends of the Second World War James Hayward

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One thought on “Myths & Legends of the Second World War

  1. Honoria

    Think you have a reasonable understanding of the Second World War in Europe You may need to think again James Hayward s book shows how many of the things we know about this war and key figures like Adolf Hitler are founded in myth rather than fact A compelling section, for me, deals with the idea of a fifth column an army of enemies within, ready to rise up and support the invading Germans Paranoia about a fifth column was officially and deliberately encouraged, and was used to justify the inter [...]

  2. Ashley

    DNF at 30 percent I wanted to like this book but it was written in the dullest, worst, most boring style I have a fascination with WWII history but I just couldn t push through this one and life is too short for bad books.

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