Author(s): Perry Biddiscombe

Second World War

Founded by Heinrich Himmler in 1944 when it became clear Germany would be invaded, the Werewolf guerrilla movement was given the task of slowing down the Allied advance to allow time for the success of negotiations, or "wonder weapons." Staying behind in territory occupied by the Allies, its mission was to carry out acts of sabotage, arson, and assassination, both of enemy troops and of "defeatist" Germans. Perry Biddiscombe details Werewolf operations against the British, Russians, and fellow Germans, on the Eastern and Western Fronts and in the post-war chaos of Berlin. Giving the lie to the established story of a cowed German population meekly submitting to defeat, this is a fascinating insight into what has been described as "the death scream of the Nazi regime."


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"The book explores the background to the movement its opinions, and its wholly negative legacy...This type of terrorism is a nasty constant in the history of the German radical right"

General Fields

  • : 9780752423425SECA
  • : History Press Limited, The
  • : History Press Limited, The
  • : January 2006
  • : 248mm X 172mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Perry Biddiscombe
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 940.541343
  • : 192
  • : 70ill.