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Hitler's Irish slaves /

David Blake Knox.
Main Creator: Knox, David Blake, author.
Summary:"[This book tells the shocking story of 32 merchant seamen from Ireland who were held in conditions of great hardship in an SS slave labour camp from 1943 to 1945. Mercilessly punished for their refusal to join the German war effort, and ignored by their own government, they became part of a slave workforce that was used to construct an immense bunker. The Nazis believed that they could build a 'miracle boat' in this bunker: a new type of U-boat that could win the war for Germany. To achieve that goal, many thousands of slaves were worked to their deaths. Despite the savage regime to which they were subjected, and unlike some other Irishmen, they steadfastly refused all attempts by the SS to turn them into collaborators with the Third Reich."--Back cover.
Format: BOOK
Language:English
Published / Created: Dublin, Republic of Ireland : New Island 2017.
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Notes:"First published in 2012 as Suddenly, While ABroad"--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-326).

Physical description: x, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm

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ISBN:9781848405967
1848405960
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A32646
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