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Myths & Legends of the Second World War

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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 more obscure like the rumors of a German invasion attempt on the beaches of Norfolk in 1940, a myth that resurfaced in 1992. ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 28th 2004 by Sutton
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Honoria
Sep 26, 2014 Honoria rated it really liked it
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
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