The Resource My friend the enemy : an English boy in Nazi Germany, Paul Briscoe with Michael McMahon

My friend the enemy : an English boy in Nazi Germany, Paul Briscoe with Michael McMahon

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My friend the enemy : an English boy in Nazi Germany
Title
My friend the enemy
Title remainder
an English boy in Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
Paul Briscoe with Michael McMahon
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On a visit to Germany in 1934, Norah Briscoe became captivated by National Socialism, so much so that two years later she entrusted her six-year-old son Paul to a German foster family. When war was declared in September 1939, Paul was left stranded in an alien country, while his mother found herself a job as a typist in the Ministry of Supply and attempted to smuggle secret information to the Nazis. She was entrapped by MI5 and imprisoned for treason." "In this memoir of a wartime childhood, Paul Briscoe recreates his unique experiences in Nazi Germany. Taken in by a shopkeeping family who accepted him as their own flesh and blood, he soon came to think of himself as German rather than English. He joined in a raid on a synagogue and was cast as a typical German youth in a propaganda film eulogizing the Fatherland. Shortly before his tenth birthday, he proudly enrolled in the Hitler Youth. He longed to fight for his country and die a glorious death for the Fuhrer, but it was not to be." "On his return to England in 1945 -leaving behind the German family he had grown to love - he was confronted with a mother he did not recognize in a country whose language he could no longer speak."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BNB
Dewey number
92 BRI
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
My friend the enemy : an English boy in Nazi Germany, Paul Briscoe with Michael McMahon
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My friend the enemy : an English boy in Nazi Germany, Paul Briscoe with Michael McMahon
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"On a visit to Germany in 1934, Norah Briscoe became captivated by National Socialism, so much so that two years later she entrusted her six-year-old son Paul to a German foster family. When war was declared in September 1939, Paul was left stranded in an alien country, while his mother found herself a job as a typist in the Ministry of Supply and attempted to smuggle secret information to the Nazis. She was entrapped by MI5 and imprisoned for treason." "In this memoir of a wartime childhood, Paul Briscoe recreates his unique experiences in Nazi Germany. Taken in by a shopkeeping family who accepted him as their own flesh and blood, he soon came to think of himself as German rather than English. He joined in a raid on a synagogue and was cast as a typical German youth in a propaganda film eulogizing the Fatherland. Shortly before his tenth birthday, he proudly enrolled in the Hitler Youth. He longed to fight for his country and die a glorious death for the Fuhrer, but it was not to be." "On his return to England in 1945 -leaving behind the German family he had grown to love - he was confronted with a mother he did not recognize in a country whose language he could no longer speak."--BOOK JACKET
Control code
11192483
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23 cm.
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Extent
xi, 212 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781845132316
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) MA144476
  • (Uk)013640144
  • (BNAtoc)B5798339
  • (OCoLC)77797314
  • (Nz)11192483

Library Locations

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      -43.1550139 172.7302899
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