(E–pub READ) [The Lost Boys]

  • Hardcover
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  • The Lost Boys
  • Catherine Bailey
  • English
  • 28 September 2020
  • 9780241257814

Catherine Bailey Ë 9 free read

Catherine Bailey Ë 9 free read The Lost Boys review Ê 9 RMoving from a palazzo in the heart of the Italian countryside to the horrors of Buchenwald Catherine Bailey tells an extraordinary story of resistance at the heart of the Second World War The Lost Boys is an illuminating and devastating account of great personal sacrifice of loss and above all of defiance. I absolutely loved this book It was both an EASY read and a HARD read EASY because it was beautifully written and in a logical order HARD because it was difficult to read about and comprehend the awfulness of the war time atrocities There were times when I thought I couldn t read any further as the brutality was described in such detail that I almost felt as though I was a bystander watching the horrors a close uarters Although it is the story of the two lost sons it mainly tells the story of their mother Frey s experiences during world war two Fey was a German married to an Italian Fey s father was one of the instigators in the plot which failed to kill Hitler and because of this her fate as a special prisoner was almost inevitable Catherine Bailey s research of this story is to be applauded I have already read her book Black Diamonds which was also superb and I have now started her book The Secret Rooms which is proving to be an excellent read I have searched to see if she has written anything else but sadly it doesn t appear to be the case So I will be keeping an eye out for whatever she writes next and will be in the ueue to buy it when it does come out

review The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

Catherine Bailey Ë 9 free read The Lost Boys review Ê 9 Von Hassell's beloved daughter Fey is discovered just when she thought she had escaped the Nazi net She is arrested and her two sons aged three and two are seized by the SS Fey has no idea of her children's fate as she is dragged away on a terrifying journey to the darkest corners of a Europe savaged by wa. Catherine Bailey is a British historian and the author of two previous books She tends to look at specific incidents and people in history and her books are always well written Her new book The Lost Boys A Family Ripped Apart by War which covers the well known Operation Valkyrie and it s aftermath There was fairly strong anti Hitleranti Nazi sentiment in Germany during the war Several assassination plots against Hitler and his coterie were plannedbut basically remained plots as they were too difficult or the plotters ran into bad luck until Valkyrie on July 20 1944 Bad luck because the meeting was held in a practically open room and the bomb that did actually blow up wasn t strong enough to kill Hitler The plotters were uickly rounded up and many plotters were put to death Hitler also vowed to take the punishment to the plotters families and that s the basis of Bailey s book One of the plotters was Ulrich von Hassell a German diplomat and his family was arrested by the Gestapo One of the v0n Hassell s four children was Fey Pirzio Biroli who was married to an Italian aristocrat Both families were active in the resistance against Hitler and Mussolini The two boys ages 3 and 4 when they are arrested with their mother by the Gestapo in their northern Italian villa Separated from her children Fey is put with a group of Prominenten family of those considered important to the Gestapo This group was often held as hostages and trade bait to foreign governments Okay if I ve made The Lost Boys sound confusing it is because the book IS confusing I ve given it four stars instead of five because I thought it could have been written in a clearer manner For instance the story is much about Fey Pirzio Biroli and what she endured as she was shuffled from one holding cell to another from one concentration camp to another as part of the Prominenten for the last 8 months of the war Her boys were lost to her and their family but by the end of the book their story ended happily I think the book needed a strict editor to shape the story and the characters However the book is interesting and I can recommend it I was pleased to see all the photographs of the people and places referred to in the text as well as some excellent maps of Germany Austria and Italy I would just advise you read the book when you have easy access to Wikipedia because there are lots of people and places to look up

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Catherine Bailey Ë 9 free read The Lost Boys review Ê 9 Berlin September 1944 Ulrich von Hassell former ambassador to Italy and a key member of the German Resistance is executed for his part in an assassination plot against Hitler In response to the attack Himmler leader of the SS orders the arrest of all the families of the plottersIn a remote castle in Italy. This was a harrowing read Not as gripping as her previous two books but interesting just the same 1943 German Fey is married to an Italian count working with the Italian resistance Her German father has just been implicated in a plot to kill Hitler As a result Fey is arrested by the Gestapo and her two young boys are taken from her and sent to an orphanage in Austria For the rest of the war Fey is shunted around the camps as Himmler keeps her and other high ranking prisoners alive to use as bargaining chips when the now inevitable German defeat occurs After the war Fey and her husband embark on a mission to find their two missing boys Bailey draws on survivors accounts in this to describe life in the camps and it does not make for easy reading A fab read