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Author: Charles Whiting
ISBN: 0345026179
Publisher: Ballantine Books (1972)
Language: English
Category: Military
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e-Book Skorzeny (Ballantine's illustrated history of the violent century. War leader book no. 11) epub download

by Charles Whiting



Series: Ballantine's illustrated history of the violent century. Very good short biography of a great war time commander.

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The classic account of German World War II commando operations, with new material on a possible wartime Churchill-Mussolini correspondence, alleged involvement of the British in Mussolini's death, and Skorzeny's post-war association with Nasser and Evita Peron.
Yla
Although it's implied that Whiting received much information from Skorzeny in the years before Skorzeny's death, everything herein seems to be based on Skorzeny's memoirs or the statements of generally unspecified other sources.

While Skorzeny's involvement in rescuing Mussolini was exaggerated and that he gladly went along with the propaganda extolling the SS over the Luftwaffe paratroopers, it must be mentioned that Major Harald Mors, who planned the rescue, acknowledged that Skorzeny was a remarkable man and soldier.

Everything claimed by Skorzeny and his associates should be taken with a grain or more of salt, failing any corroborating evidence.

That Skorzeny's involvement in this book is strongly implied rather than out and out claimed seems to indicate that Whiting was essentially scrupulous. The same scruples often get in the way of his generally vague implications that Skorzeny's postwar activities were especially significant: claims such as Skjorzeny's romantic involvement with Eva Peron (and who cares much?) are made half-heartedly and left hanging without much support, his intelligence work in Egypt is mentioned without much substance, etc. Die Spinne is mentioned but not much of substance is stated (Wikipedia's Skorzeny page trumps this book in many ways).

Actually, Whiting even makes a pretty weak case for the importance of much of Skorzeny's World War II activity mentioned herein, if you look for the claims actually made beneath the "gee whiz" prose. The falsity of the rumor that Skorzeny was planning to assassinate Gen. Eisenhower is repeatedly mentioned, yet Whiting repeatedly tries (and fails) to make this rumor seem not only significant but somehow redounding to Skorzeny's credit. (According to Whiting, it was this rumor was what caused Skorzeny to be briefly called "the most dangerous man in Europe" - since Whiting claims it was baseless, the title of the book is disingenuous, to say the least).

Not a bad read, but pretty trashy despite Whtiing's apparent scruples. Stick with Skorzeny's memoirs if you really care (and, again, take them with some salt). Has anyone a serious biography of Skorzeny? If som I haven't been able to locate it.
HappyLove
Good biography of a legendary commando figures who rescued Mussolini from under the noses of his own people; launched a coup that kept Hungary a Nazi ally, and the leader of the Nazi effort to infiltrate American speaking Germans through the U.S. lines during the Battle of the Bulge, and lived to escape Allied justice.
Xar
This book by Charles Whiting had its beginning as a Ballantine trade paperback in the Illustrated History Of World War II, a series of books issued in the 1960's and early 1970's. I have a volume from this series, The Luftwaffe by Alfred Price, in my library. This particular book by Whiting was number 11 in the Leader's series. The 145 hardcover book in my library states it is a "revised and expanded" edition, but since the paperback books from Ballantine contained approximately 160 pages, I'm unsure just what that means.

But since I have a total of 2 dozen books on my shelf by Mr. Whiting, it is safe to say I very much enjoy his life's work of study and writing of WWII subjects. Taken altogether his books represent a small encyclopedia on that subject.

Be that as it may, if a reader is unfamiliar with Otto Skorzeny this book will provide adequate introduction to the soldier and man. It is surprising, at least to me, that this SS colonel-major general not only won so many awards (Oak Leafs to the Knight's Cross), one of very few having direct access to Adolph Hitler, and was significant in so many key battle situations: from rescuing Mussolini, to kidnapping Horthy's son to keep Hungary on the side of Germany, to the Battle of the Bulge, to being appointed prime commander to defend central Germany from the final Russian onslaught. I know I've left many elements out but this guy was a wonder concering bravery and being in key areas throughout WWII. He had a bit of a hand in channeling gold and valuables out of Germany, working with Bormann and the Odessa, and later spent much time in Argentina with the Perons. To the extent of becoming the main paramour of Evita, eventually ensuring her a safe burial, and getting Juan out of the country in one piece, alive. He also indirectly worked for the CIA and the General Gehlen network. This guy was not only very brave but was destined to be a man of history. Among the Nazis he seemed to be not only a man of ethics but one also of great reality. And while he certainly could be a man of great violence he was also a man respected by those he had fought against.

A couple other episodes included in this study are the subjects of whether or not he actually had a part in the talked about assassination attemps during the Bulge on Eisenhower and Churchill's communications with the Duce. Whether Eisenhower was ever truly a target or whether Churchill had a hand in the murder of the Duce are two subjects not given a satisfactory answer in this book.

But from a WWII reader standpoint, this small volume of 145 pages with maps and photos is well worth the reading.

Semper Fi.
JoJogar
A man of mystery and intrigue during WWII. One of the men who shaped modern-day special warfare for an unpopular government. A good case study on the workings of Nazi Special Operations.