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The Resource A castle in wartime : one family, their missing sons, and the fight to defeat the Nazis, Catherine Bailey

A castle in wartime : one family, their missing sons, and the fight to defeat the Nazis, Catherine Bailey

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A castle in wartime : one family, their missing sons, and the fight to defeat the Nazis
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A castle in wartime
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one family, their missing sons, and the fight to defeat the Nazis
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Catherine Bailey
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One family, their missing sons, and the fight to defeat the Nazis
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eng
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  • "An enthralling story of one family's extraordinary courage and resistance amidst the horrors of war from the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Rooms. As war swept across Europe in 1940, the idyllic life of Fey von Hassell seemed a world away from the conflict. The daughter of Ulrich von Hassell, Hitler's Ambassador to Italy, her marriage to Italian aristocrat Detalmo Pirzio-Biroli brought with it a castle and an estate in the north of Italy. Beautiful and privileged, Fey and her two young sons lead a tranquil life undisturbed by the trauma and privations of war. But with Fascism approaching its zenith, Fey's peaceful existence is threatened when Ulrich and Detalmo take the brave and difficult decision to resist the Nazis. When German soldiers pour over the Italian border, Fey is suddenly marooned in the Nazi-occupied north and unable to communicate with her husband, who has joined the underground anti-Fascist movement in Rome. Before long, SS soldiers have taken up occupancy in the castle. As Fey struggles to maintain an air of warm welcome to her unwanted guests, the clandestine activities of both her father and husband become increasingly brazen and openly rebellious. Darkness descends when Ulrich's foiled plot to kill the Fuhrer brings the Gestapo to Fey's doorstep. It would be months before Detalmo learns that his wife had been arrested and his two young boys seized by the SS."--
  • As war swept across Europe in 1940, the idyllic life of Fey von Hassell seemed a world away from the conflict. The daughter of Ulrich von Hassell, Hitler's Ambassador to Italy, her marriage to Italian aristocrat Detalmo Pirzio-Biroli brought with it a castle and an estate in the north of Italy. Fey and her two young sons led a tranquil life-- until her father and husband made the difficult decision to resist the Nazis. As SS soldiers took up occupancy in the castle, Fey struggled to maintain an air of warm welcome to her unwanted guests. But the clandestine activities of both her father and husband become increasingly brazen and openly rebellious. Fay was arrested-- and their two young boys seized by the SS. Bailey tells of the family's sacrifices, from first-hand accounts and surviving SS files. -- adapted from jacket
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1960-
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Bailey, Catherine
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943.086/40922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DD256.3
LC item number
.B266 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Von Hassell, Fey
  • Pirzio-Biroli, Detalmo
  • Hassell, Ulrich von
  • Anti-Nazi movement
  • Anti-Nazi movement
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Political prisoners
  • Political prisoners
  • Germany
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Hassell, Ulrich von
  • Von Hassell, Fey
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Anti-Nazi movement
  • Political prisoners
  • Politics and government
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • HISTORY / Holocaust
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
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A castle in wartime : one family, their missing sons, and the fight to defeat the Nazis, Catherine Bailey
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"First published in Great Britain as The lost boys : a family ripped apart by war, by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, a division of Penguin Random House Ltd., London, in 2019"--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-446) and index
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text
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rdacontent
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on1090388533
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 461 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525559290
Lccn
2019035993
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (some color), maps
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(OCoLC)1090388533
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A castle in wartime : one family, their missing sons, and the fight to defeat the Nazis, Catherine Bailey
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain as The lost boys : a family ripped apart by war, by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, a division of Penguin Random House Ltd., London, in 2019"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-446) 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
Control code
on1090388533
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 461 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525559290
Lccn
2019035993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1090388533

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