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by Ib Melchior

  • ISBN: 0060129379
  • Author: Ib Melchior
  • ePub ver: 1687 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 304
  • Publisher: Harper & Row; 1st edition (1972)
  • Formats: rtf lrf mbr lit
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
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Ib Jørgen Melchior (September 17, 1917 – March 14, 2015) was a Danish-American novelist, short-story writer, film producer, film director, and screenwriter of low-budget American science fiction movies.

Ib Jørgen Melchior (September 17, 1917 – March 14, 2015) was a Danish-American novelist, short-story writer, film producer, film director, and screenwriter of low-budget American science fiction movies, most of them released by American International Pictures. Melchior was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, the son of Lauritz Melchior, an opera singer. He served in the Counterintelligence Corps (.

Ib Melchior's 1972 novel was based on his WWII experiences as a counterintelligence agent in Germany, during the very last days of the war in Europe.

by. Ib Melchior (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Ib Melchior's 1972 novel was based on his WWII experiences as a counterintelligence agent in Germany, during the very last days of the war in Europe. Told alternately from the point of view of Erik, a Danish-American intelligence officer, and of Willi, a dedicated Nazi involved in Hitler's guerrilla Werewolves unit, the story unfolds as the Werewolves prepare to establish a secret base to inflict chaos on American occupying forces in Germany.

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The book is a well paced read from both the US and the German perspective

As the Reich began to disintigrate in the autumn of 1944, Himmler set up the Werewolves to spread terror and destruction behind allied lines. The book is a well paced read from both the US and the German perspective. However, given that the events are in April 1945, there is remarkably little atmosphere of Gotterdammerung. And there are some historical mistakes.

It was my own case, while working as agent with CIC Detachment 212 of XII Corps, as a member of MII Team 425-G.

Ib Melchior was born and raised in Denmark, receiving the post-graduate degree of Cand. Phil from the University of Copenhagen. Arriving in the United States in 1938, he worked as a stage manager at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City and began his writing career, penning short pieces for national magazines. When the attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the country into war, he volunteered his service to the US Armed Forces, and served four years, two of them in the ETO working as a counterintelligence agent

by. Melchior, Ib. Publication date. New York, Harper & Row. Collection. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on July 29, 2011.

This book details the ferreting out and destruction of the vaunted Nazi Werewolf terrorist organization on the eve of the attempted assassination of General Eisenhower and is based on the author's own experiences as a Counter Intelligence Agent in World War II. It has been published in 15 countries. "Impact. . . Harrowing descriptionsvivid portraits."The Los Angeles Times "The novel's suspense stretches to maximum tension."The New York Times
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Cordann
As the Reich began to disintigrate in the autumn of 1944, Himmler set up the Werewolves to spread terror and destruction behind allied lines. They are not known to have achieved much, although they did assassinate the mayor of Aachen (who surrendered to the Americans), decapitate some GIs with tripwires and pour sugar into some Russian petrol tanks. Danish born author Ib Melchior served in US army counterintelligence during world war two, and has adopted a fictional approach to telling the Werewolf story. He says, however, it is based on fact. The most sensational claim is that there was a nazi plot to asassinate Eisenhower. The book is a well paced read from both the US and the German perspective. However, given that the events are in April 1945, there is remarkably little atmosphere of Gotterdammerung. And there are some historical mistakes. His claim that the SS were gassing and burning Jews at Dachau(!)at this late stage of the war is certainly mythical. The book was originally published in 1972, but the new 2000 edition has a more recent prologue. The epilogue contains a translated account of original Werewolf inspired documents. The organization may have failed - Germany was already in chaos - but the intentions were deadly serious.
Quinthy
Ib Melchior's 1972 novel was based on his WWII experiences as a counterintelligence agent in Germany, during the very last days of the war in Europe. Told alternately from the point of view of Erik, a Danish-American intelligence officer, and of Willi, a dedicated Nazi involved in Hitler's guerrilla Werewolves unit, the story unfolds as the Werewolves prepare to establish a secret base to inflict chaos on American occupying forces in Germany. Using his skills as an interrogator and a natural sleuth, Erik uncovers the scheme to hide hundreds of German soldiers underground to carry out murder and sabotage. Fiercely dedicated to the Nazi cause, Willi does everything to keep his operation secret and to perform his top-priority mission: the assassination of General Eisenhower.

The story is a good one, although Melchior draws it out a bit too long, weaving in a skeptical US Army colonel who thinks Erik is deluded about Germans living underground. The real problem with this book is Melchior's lack of writing skills, subjecting the reader to drab, cliche-ridden prose, corny romance and awkward sex scenes. Melchior did better work writing science fiction, and the truth behind this novel is told in his far more readable 1993 memoir, Case By Case: A U.S. Army Conterintelligence Agent in World War II. The novel ends with a military report that describes what actually took place. Melchior received the Silver Star for his role in locating the Werewolf base.

Had the Werewolves succeeded in establishing their underground base, the occupation of Germany would have been far bloodier and more difficult than it was, but the Nazis--for all their discipline and fanaticism--were remarkably clumsy administrators. This plot failed like all the others, and the rest is history.
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Pameala
Ib Melchior's 1972 novel was based on his WWII experiences as a counterintelligence agent in Germany, during the very last days of the war in Europe. Told alternately from the point of view of Erik, a Danish-American intelligence officer, and of Willi, a dedicated Nazi involved in Hitler's guerrilla Werewolves unit, the story unfolds as the Werewolves prepare to establish a secret base to inflict chaos on American occupying forces in Germany. Using his skills as an interrogator and a natural sleuth, Erik uncovers the scheme to hide hundreds of German soldiers underground to carry out murder and sabotage. Fiercely dedicated to the Nazi cause, Willi does everything to keep his operation secret and to perform his top-priority mission: the assassination of General Eisenhower.

The story is a good one, although Melchior draws it out a bit too long, weaving in a skeptical US Army colonel who thinks Erik is deluded about Germans living underground. The real problem with this book is Melchior's lack of writing skills, subjecting the reader to drab, cliche-ridden prose, corny romance and awkward sex scenes. Melchior did better work writing science fiction, and the truth behind this novel is told in his far more readable 1993 memoir, Case By Case: A U.S. Army Conterintelligence Agent in World War II. The novel ends with a military report that describes what actually took place. Melchior received the Silver Star for his role in locating the Werewolf base.

Had the Werewolves succeeded in establishing their underground base, the occupation of Germany would have been far bloodier and more difficult than it was, but the Nazis--for all their discipline and fanaticism--were remarkably clumsy administrators. This plot failed like all the others, and the rest is history.

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