WW2 – The London Cage

Alexander Scotland was born in 1882 of Scottish parents. He spent a lot of his early life as a retail trader in southern Africa. As most of his customers were European residents of German South West Africa (Now Namibia), Scotland became a fluent German speaker. He served with the British army during the First World […]

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WW2 – Lidice

On September 27 1941 Reinhard Heydrich was appointed Deputy Reich Protector (effectively governor) of Bohemia and Moravia. On May 27, 1942, two members of the Czech partisans attacked Reinhard Heydrich as he was driving to work in his car in Prague. Their gun jammed, but they managed to explode a grenade in or near the […]

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Anatomy of a Countdown Promotion

I recently completed a Countdown Promotion in Amazom.com on Kindle Select. Before the promotion my book (The Black Orchestra) was priced at $3.99 and selling at a rate of 4 books per day on Amazon.com. The promotion ran as follows (times are GMT): Noon Dec 6 to noon Dec 8 selling price 99c = 0.25 […]

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WW2 – German Police and Security

The administration of law and order in Germany during WW2 must have been confusing — and frightening — for ordinary Germans. Police and security services were provided by a bewildering number of organizations, some that existed before Hitler came to power, others that were established as by-products of the Nazi Party. Pre-war, the police force […]

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