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The hunger winter : occupied Holland 1944–5

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The hunger winter : occupied Holland 1944–5
Call No: 949.2071 V21h

Call Number949.2071 V21h
Dates1982; ©1982
Statement of ResponsibilityHenri A. van der Zee.
Creators & ContributorsVan der Zee, Henri A. (Henri Antony) (author)
Summary"Everyone has heard of the Battle of Arnhem, the disastrous Operation 'Market Garden,' but few people know of the extraordinary period of the war in Europe which was to follow. When the Allies pressed eastward into Germany they left, to the north of them, a pocket of Occupied Europe—Northern and Eastern Holland. The population, and their Nazi overlords, were cut off and despairing, short of the basic necessities of life and living in a kind of limbo. Their sufferings were increased by the appalling weather conditions during the winter of 1944–5—the Hunger Winter. Henri van der Zee was ten when the Hunger Winter started and found himself involved in the daily grind of finding fuel, food to eke out the starvation rations of sugarbeet and coarse bread, and protecting relatives and friends from the labour-hungry German press gangs... his personal story is interwoven with... [an] account of the politiking that went on between the Dutch Government-in-exile and the Allies in an attempt to save the Dutch people from starvation." —Book jacket
ContentsThe Netherlands 1944–5
The Flooding of the Netherlands

  1. Mad Tuesday
  2. Shattered Hopes
  3. Public Relations
  4. New Terrors
  5. The Hunt for Slaves
  6. The Battle of the Scheldt
  7. Out to the Farms
  8. Dark December
  9. Mother of Her Country
  10. The Wrong Side
  11. The Prince's Men
  12. 'Actions Horribles'
  13. The Great Escape
  14. The Lowest Point
  15. Trouble in London
  16. Help at Last
  17. Bullets and Bombs
  18. Holland SOS
  19. Back for Ten Days
  20. Race through the East
  21. A Russian Drama
  22. Stop at the Line
  23. The Side-Track
  24. Manna from the Skies
  25. 'A Great Moment'
  26. The Game Is Over
  27. The Capitulation
  28. 'Welcome, Boys'
  29. An Empty Country
  30. 'The Old Things'
Physical Description 330 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherLondon : Jill Norman & Hobhouse
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 312–319) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2018 by Peter Moogk