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The Resource The Nazi Titanic : the incredible untold story of a doomed ship in World War II, Robert P. Watson

The Nazi Titanic : the incredible untold story of a doomed ship in World War II, Robert P. Watson

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The Nazi Titanic : the incredible untold story of a doomed ship in World War II
Title
The Nazi Titanic
Title remainder
the incredible untold story of a doomed ship in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Robert P. Watson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Built in 1927, the German ocean liner SS Cap Arcona was the greatest ship since the RMS Titanic and one of the most celebrated luxury liners in the world. When the Nazis seized control in Germany, she was stripped down for use as a floating barracks and troop transport. Later, during the war, Hitler's minister, Joseph Goebbels, cast her as the star in his epic propaganda film about the sinking of the legendary Titanic. Following the film's enormous failure, the German navy used the Cap Arcona to transport German soldiers and civilians across the Baltic, away from the Red Army's advance. In the Third Reich's final days, the ill-fated ship was packed with thousands of concentration camp prisoners. Without adequate water, food, or sanitary facilities, the prisoners suffered as they waited for the end of the war. Just days before Germany surrendered, the Cap Arcona was mistakenly bombed by the British Royal Air Force, and nearly all of the prisoners were killed in the last major tragedy of the Holocaust and one of history's worst maritime disasters. Although the British government sealed many documents pertaining to the ship's sinking, Robert P. Watson has unearthed forgotten records, conducted many interviews, and used over 100 sources, including diaries and oral histories, to expose this story. As a result, The Nazi Titanic is a riveting and astonishing account of an enigmatic ship that played a devastating role in World War II and the Holocaust
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watson, Robert P.
Dewey number
940.54/2135125
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
VM383.C365
LC item number
W38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cap Arcona (Ship)
  • Ocean liners
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Shipwrecks
Label
The Nazi Titanic : the incredible untold story of a doomed ship in World War II, Robert P. Watson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: history's secrets -- Part I. Opening act: Germany's Titanic -- A bold idea -- The queen of the Atlantic -- An urgent message -- Part II. Starring role: Nazi propaganda film -- Rewriting history -- Hollywood on the Rhine -- Raising the Titanic -- The celebrated Selpin -- A new star -- Blockbuster -- Part III. Third role: evacuation ship -- The tide of war changes -- Evacuation -- Neuengamme -- A cruel race -- Swedish savior -- Part IV. Final role: floating concentration camp -- Exodus -- Floating concentration camps -- In the bunker -- Operation Rainbow -- Death from above -- Waves -- Part V, Curtain call -- Final act -- Aftermath
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xi, 292 pages, 8 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9780306824890
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2016003417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Label
The Nazi Titanic : the incredible untold story of a doomed ship in World War II, Robert P. Watson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: history's secrets -- Part I. Opening act: Germany's Titanic -- A bold idea -- The queen of the Atlantic -- An urgent message -- Part II. Starring role: Nazi propaganda film -- Rewriting history -- Hollywood on the Rhine -- Raising the Titanic -- The celebrated Selpin -- A new star -- Blockbuster -- Part III. Third role: evacuation ship -- The tide of war changes -- Evacuation -- Neuengamme -- A cruel race -- Swedish savior -- Part IV. Final role: floating concentration camp -- Exodus -- Floating concentration camps -- In the bunker -- Operation Rainbow -- Death from above -- Waves -- Part V, Curtain call -- Final act -- Aftermath
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xi, 292 pages, 8 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9780306824890
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2016003417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map

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