From bestselling and prize-winning author Paddy Ashdown, a revelatory new history of German opposition to Hitler.

'Ashdown has a great gift for narrative history.
He unearths little known stories and places them in context with great dexterity. His new book throws fresh and important light on a crucial topic.' JONATHAN DIMBLEBY

In his last days, Adolf Hitler raged in his bunker that he had been betrayed by his own people, defeated from the inside. In part, he was right. By 1945, his armies were being crushed on all fronts, his regime collapsing with many fleeing retribution for their crimes. Yet, even before the war started, there were Germans very high in Hitler's command committed to bringing about his death and defeat.

Paddy Ashdown tells, for the first time, the story of those at the very top of Hitler's Germany who tried first to prevent the Second World War and then to deny Hitler victory. Based on newly released files, the repeated attempts of the plotters to warn the Allies about Hitler's plans are revealed.

What is revealed is that the anti-Hitler bomb plots, which have received so much attention are, in fact only a small part of a much wider story; one in which those at the highest levels of the German state used every means possible - conspiracy, assassination, espionage - to ensure that, for the sake of the long-term reputation of their country and the survival of liberal and democratic values, Hitler could not be allowed to win the war. It is a matter of record that the European Union we have today and the nature and central position of Germany within it, is, in very large measure, the future envisaged by the plotters and for which they gave their lives.

Nein - Paddy Ashdown

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Title
Nein - standing up to Hitler 1935-1944
Author
Paddy Ashdown
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
William Collins
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20190822

From bestselling and prize-winning author Paddy Ashdown, a revelatory new history of German opposition to Hitler.

'Ashdown has a great gift for narrative history.
He unearths little known stories and places them in context with great dexterity. His new book throws fresh and important light on a crucial topic.' JONATHAN DIMBLEBY

In his last days, Adolf Hitler raged in his bunker that he had been betrayed by his own people, defeated from the inside. In part, he was right. By 1945, his armies were being crushed on all fronts, his regime collapsing with many fleeing retribution for their crimes. Yet, even before the war started, there were Germans very high in Hitler's command committed to bringing about his death and defeat.

Paddy Ashdown tells, for the first time, the story of those at the very top of Hitler's Germany who tried first to prevent the Second World War and then to deny Hitler victory. Based on newly released files, the repeated attempts of the plotters to warn the Allies about Hitler's plans are revealed.

What is revealed is that the anti-Hitler bomb plots, which have received so much attention are, in fact only a small part of a much wider story; one in which those at the highest levels of the German state used every means possible - conspiracy, assassination, espionage - to ensure that, for the sake of the long-term reputation of their country and the survival of liberal and democratic values, Hitler could not be allowed to win the war. It is a matter of record that the European Union we have today and the nature and central position of Germany within it, is, in very large measure, the future envisaged by the plotters and for which they gave their lives.

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After service as a Royal Marine Commando Officer, Paddy Ashdown served as a diplomat in the Foreign Office before being elected as the Member of Parliament for Yeovil, serving in that capacity from 1983 to 2001. In 1988 he became leader of the Liberal Democrats, standing aside after eleven years of leading his Party. Later he was appointed as the international community's High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, serving from 2002 to 2006.

'A powerful account of an extraordinary story.' The Times

'A fine account.' 5*, Daily Telegraph

'It moves at the pace of a thriller and it's real' Nick Ferrari, Sunday Express

'Fascinating and fast moving' Literary Review

'No doubt many more books will be written about the war, but I hope this becomes a model for them since, though the heroism of our boys is stirring stuff, history only makes real sense if you can see it from all sides.' Daily Telegraph

'Paddy Ashdown has sifted the facts from the myths to write a fascinating and very personal account.' Independent

'Ashdown's insights and his extensive research in an impressive range of archives will ensure that yet another work on the subject will not be required in the foreseeable future.' Times Literary Supplement

'Paddy Ashdown has a great gift for narrative history.
He unearths little known stories and places them in context with great dexterity.
His new book throws fresh and important light on a crucial topic.' Jonathan Dimbleby

'One cannot read too much about the 1930s to inoculate against its evils, so I recommend Paddy Ashdown's excellent new book 'Nein!' . Ashdown writes movingly about the repeated attempts of German patriots to warn the Allies about Hitler and to frustrate or assassinate him . A roll call of heroism . Ashdown brings them together in a compelling narrative of a decade of resistance to evil at the heart of 'European civilisation'.' Lord Adonis

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Anti-Nazi movement - Germany - History.|Germany - Politics and government - 1933-1945.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
xxxv, 372 , 16 unnumbered of plates

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