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The Last Nazis: SS Werewolf Guerrilla Resistance in Europe 1944-1947

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Founded by Heinrich Himmler in 1944 when it became clear Germany would be invaded, the Werewolf guerrilla movement was given the task of slowing down the Allied advance to allow time for the success of negotiations, or "wonder weapons." Staying behind in territory occupied by the Allies, its mission was to carry out acts of sabotage, arson, and assassination, both of enemy ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Tempus (first published October 1st 2000)
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Bill FromPA
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
A good summary of the Werewolf issue - not quite as negligible as many authors indicate nor as sinister as thriller writers make it.

Most incidents detailed occurred before German surrender and were therefore acts of war, though sometimes carried put by un-uniformed personnel. This is inevitably the story of a series of isolated groups with little overall strategy or command. The plans for partisan warfare were not as thorough as other Nazi initiatives - perhaps no high ranking officials wanted t
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Gregory Klages
Another compelling book by Biddiscombe on a similar topic as his previous Werwolf! manuscript. This one is more accessible for a general interest reader, being more event/narrative oriented, but sacrifices some of the larger thematic sense-making and analysis.
Michael
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Entirely fascinating; one of the few published histories on the little known Werewolf partisans. Exhaustively researched.
Fredrick Danysh
Jul 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, world-war-ii
Toward the the end of World War II, the Nazis trained boys to act as guerrilla warriors against the Allies.
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This is a very thoroughly sourced work that adds a new dimension to our understanding of the complexities of post war Germany. I recommend it for people interested in WW2.
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Well written and meticulously researched work about previously little known topic.
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