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The Resource The accidental captives : the story of seven women alone in Nazi Germany, Carolyn Gossage, with the co-operation of Peter Levitt

The accidental captives : the story of seven women alone in Nazi Germany, Carolyn Gossage, with the co-operation of Peter Levitt

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The accidental captives : the story of seven women alone in Nazi Germany
Title
The accidental captives
Title remainder
the story of seven women alone in Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Gossage, with the co-operation of Peter Levitt
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Language
eng
Summary
In April 1941, a passenger ship sailing from New York to Cape Town was attacked and sunk by a German raider in the South Atlantic. The passengers were pulled from the waters and transported to Nazi-occupied France, where the majority, as (at that time) neutral citizens of the United States, were released and returned home. News of their fortunate escape soon broke and the story became an overnight sensation. Yet amidst the excitement generated by the captives' release, the fate of those left behind was all but forgotten. Among these unlucky few were seven Canadian women, whose remarkable wartime journey was only just beginning. Interned in German detention camps as 'enemy aliens', they were eventually moved to Berlin, to await repatriation. But - due to a bureaucratic mix up - when they arrived in Berlin, this small group of women found themselves alone, stranded in the heart of Hitler's Germany
Biography type
collective biography
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1933-
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Gossage, Carolyn
Dewey number
940.547243
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Levitt, Peter
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women prisoners of war
  • Women prisoners of war
Target audience
adult
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The accidental captives : the story of seven women alone in Nazi Germany, Carolyn Gossage, with the co-operation of Peter Levitt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000048038209
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 210 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848859913
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
The accidental captives : the story of seven women alone in Nazi Germany, Carolyn Gossage, with the co-operation of Peter Levitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000048038209
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 210 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848859913
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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