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Accidental journey : a Cambridge internees memoir of World War II (edição: 1995)

de Mark Lynton

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Life at Cambridge was idyllic for the student elite in the Fall of 1939, redolent with a Brideshead Revisited ambiance that sheltered those inside from the harsh political realities brewing outside. Mark Lynton, ne Max-Otto Ludwig Loewenstein, a German Jew from a privileged background, was not unlike the other students, who barely noticed the war in those early days, keeping to his routine of attending lectures, playing squash and golf, going to movies and sherry parties. This all changed in an instant, as he and other German and Austrian aliens were interned suddenly and without warning and sent to Liverpool, and then Canada and finally back to Europe, thrown headlong into a turbulent seven-year odyssey far removed from the lotus-eating days of student life.This remarkable story follows the author as he exchanges privilege for privation and becomes part of the war effort, first as a private with shovel in the Pioneer Corps, then as an officer in the Royal Tank Corps, and finally, after the fighting ends, with the Intelligence Corps, where he is tapped to interrogate such diverse people as Field Marshall Gerd von Rundstedt, the most senior of all German generals, and Dr. Werner Best, the complex, cultured German viceroy stationed in Denmark. Lynton, present at the suicide of Himmler and the arrest of Hoess, Commandant of Auschwitz, plays out his army career as the "gray eminence" on the political scene of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. Acerbically witty and grandly entertaining, this is a personal history of the most gripping and engaging kind.… (mais)
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Título:Accidental journey : a Cambridge internees memoir of World War II
Autores:Mark Lynton
Informação:Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 1995.
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An amazing WWII story: the author, a German Jew studying at Cambridge, was interned, shipped to Canada with other internees, changed his name from Loewenstein to Lynton, volunteered, led a tank squadron through France and Germany, helped liberate Bergen-Belsen, and when the war ended joined the Intelligence and interviewed German prisoners, including Himmler. The Mark Lucas History Prize was established after his death in 1997, to reward the authors of "book-length works of history, on any subject, that best combine intellectual or scholarly distinction with felicity of expression." ( )
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Lynton, Mark/Deportation > Great Britain > History > 20th/century/World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives,/Jewish/Aliens > Great Britain > History > 20th/World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons,/British/German students > Great Britain > Biography/Students and war
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Life at Cambridge was idyllic for the student elite in the Fall of 1939, redolent with a Brideshead Revisited ambiance that sheltered those inside from the harsh political realities brewing outside. Mark Lynton, ne Max-Otto Ludwig Loewenstein, a German Jew from a privileged background, was not unlike the other students, who barely noticed the war in those early days, keeping to his routine of attending lectures, playing squash and golf, going to movies and sherry parties. This all changed in an instant, as he and other German and Austrian aliens were interned suddenly and without warning and sent to Liverpool, and then Canada and finally back to Europe, thrown headlong into a turbulent seven-year odyssey far removed from the lotus-eating days of student life.This remarkable story follows the author as he exchanges privilege for privation and becomes part of the war effort, first as a private with shovel in the Pioneer Corps, then as an officer in the Royal Tank Corps, and finally, after the fighting ends, with the Intelligence Corps, where he is tapped to interrogate such diverse people as Field Marshall Gerd von Rundstedt, the most senior of all German generals, and Dr. Werner Best, the complex, cultured German viceroy stationed in Denmark. Lynton, present at the suicide of Himmler and the arrest of Hoess, Commandant of Auschwitz, plays out his army career as the "gray eminence" on the political scene of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. Acerbically witty and grandly entertaining, this is a personal history of the most gripping and engaging kind.

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