Inside this book - the first of its kind devoted solely to Nazi Germany - are quotations from 289 men and five women in the Third Reich. Also included are the "last words" for sixty-nine individuals facing execution for war crimes and crimes against humanity, as well as those falling in combat. Behind their backs, many Nazis referred to their comrades by nicknames or epithets; these also are included here. All 294 men and woman quoted in the work are described in concise biographies. With all quotations documented and footnoted, and many put into historical context, this is an easy to use valuable resource for all students of World War II history, writers and researchers of military, political and Holocaust subjects, and all those interested in the most significant epoch of the 20th century.
Colonel French L. MacLean, United States Army, (Ret.), served over thirty-four years in the Senior Service. Born in Peoria, Illinois, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1974, and later from the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies. He has written numerous history books under the Schiffer label.