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The silent war : glimpses of the Dutch underground and views on the Battle of Arnhem

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The silent war : glimpses of the Dutch underground and views on the Battle of Arnhem
Call No: 949.2071 M37s

Call Number949.2071 M37s
Dates[1961]; ©1961
Statement of Responsibilityby Allard Martens with Daphne Dunlop.
Creators & ContributorsMartens, Allard, pseud. (author)
Dunlop, Daphne (contributor)
Summary"The author attempts here to give a cross-section of the activities of the Movement and also his own first hand observations on the Battle of Arnhem. The Martens family watched the bright parachutes of the Allies dropping through the air to the sound of the waiting German guns, and sheltered the Arnhem refugees. Allard Martens gives a very vivid picture of what it was like in Holland during the German occupation: the paralysis of transport, the starvation, the mass deportations and arrests, the gas ovens and the gallows. But in spite of terrible reprisals the Dutch Resistance derailed trains, seized food cards, organised escape routes for Allied soldiers. Young mothers used their prams to transport Sten guns, girls distributed the illegal newspapers that helped to keep the spirit of a country alive." —Book jacket
ContentsPoem—The Eighteen Dead
  1. Prelude: Summer 1939
  2. The fateful 10th of May
  3. Birth of the Resistance
  4. "Uncle Alexander"
  5. Mick on the Move
  6. Blood was the Price of Bread
  7. Secret Presses—and Prams
  8. Three Packing Cases
  9. "...And Then There Were None?"
  10. Facts on the Fighting: "Faith Cannot Be Destroyed"
  11. Night in the Dunes
  12. The Two Majors
  13. The Hounds of the Wehrmacht
  14. "Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make..."
  15. Over the Pyrenees
  16. The Battle of Arnhem
  17. Causes Behind the Tragedy
  18. Death of the Railways
  19. No Place to Lay Their Head
  20. The Double Life of Jan Hendriks
  21. Night Flight
  22. Passing Time
  23. An Incriminating Tin
  24. "The Firing Squads Have Gone"
Poem—The Last Commander, Death
Physical Description 318 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherLondon : Hodder and Stoughton
NotesBibliography: pages 317–318
RecognitionGifted in 2018 by Peter Moogk