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Refuge from the Reich : American airmen and Switzerland during World War II / Stephen Tanner.

By: Tanner, Stephen, 1954-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Rockville Centre, NY : Sarpedon, c2000Description: x, 262 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1885119704; 9781885119704.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Swiss | Neutrality -- Switzerland -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- Switzerland | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American | Airspace (International law)Additional physical formats: Online version:: Refuge from the Reich.DDC classification: 940.53/494 Also issued online.
Contents:
Crashlanding -- The herdsmen -- Air power -- Blitzkrieg -- The crisis -- Daylight bombing -- "Black Thursday" -- Armed neutrality -- Return to pointblank -- Life in internment -- Air superiority -- Escape from Switzerland -- Wauwilermoos -- Downdraft -- Mission to Munich -- Separate ways.
Summary: During the air campaign in Europe, American and Allied air crews were able to land in the middle of an oasis bordered by the Third Reich. Neutral Switzerland imposed harsh restrictions on its own people, and the air refugees, including military rule and food shortages. However, it provided a place to escape Nazi threats and an energy of resistance that supported the Allied perspective.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-252) and index.

Crashlanding -- The herdsmen -- Air power -- Blitzkrieg -- The crisis -- Daylight bombing -- "Black Thursday" -- Armed neutrality -- Return to pointblank -- Life in internment -- Air superiority -- Escape from Switzerland -- Wauwilermoos -- Downdraft -- Mission to Munich -- Separate ways.

Also issued online.

During the air campaign in Europe, American and Allied air crews were able to land in the middle of an oasis bordered by the Third Reich. Neutral Switzerland imposed harsh restrictions on its own people, and the air refugees, including military rule and food shortages. However, it provided a place to escape Nazi threats and an energy of resistance that supported the Allied perspective.

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Stephen Tanner is a New York-based writer who specializes in military history. He was the leading contributor to Great Raids in History: From Drake to Desert One .

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