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Exposing the Third Reich : Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany / Henry G. Gole.

By: Gole, Henry G, 1933-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.American warriors (Lexington, Ky.): Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2013Description: 1 online resource.Content type: Text Media type: Computer Carrier type: Online resourceISBN: 9780813141787 (electronic bk.); 0813141788 (electronic bk.); 9780813141770 (electronic bk.); 081314177X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 | Smith, Truman, 1893-1970 | Military attachés -- United States -- Biography | United States. Army -- Officers -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Exposing the Third Reich.DDC classification: 943.086 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: An American aristocrat from a prominent New England family, Truman Smith was first assigned to Germany in 1919 and soon became known as a regional expert. During his second spell in the country as a military attaché in 1935, he arranged for his friend Charles Lindbergh to inspect the Luftwaffe, enabling Smith to gather key intelligence about the German air capability. His savvy cultivation of relationships rendered him invaluable throughout his service, but his friendliness with Germany also aroused suspicion that he was a Nazi sympathizer. Gole demonstrates that in fact Smith predicted many of the Nazis' moves years in advance.
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An American aristocrat from a prominent New England family, Truman Smith was first assigned to Germany in 1919 and soon became known as a regional expert. During his second spell in the country as a military attaché in 1935, he arranged for his friend Charles Lindbergh to inspect the Luftwaffe, enabling Smith to gather key intelligence about the German air capability. His savvy cultivation of relationships rendered him invaluable throughout his service, but his friendliness with Germany also aroused suspicion that he was a Nazi sympathizer. Gole demonstrates that in fact Smith predicted many of the Nazis' moves years in advance.

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<p> Henry G. Gole has taught at West Point, the U.S. Army War College, the University of Maryland, and Dickinson College. In addition, he served as a rifleman in Korea and completed two tours as a Special Forces officer during the Vietnam War. He is the author of four books, including General William E. DePuy: Preparing the Army for Modern War .</p>

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