The Nazi Titanic

The Nazi Titanic
Author: Robert P. Watson
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 9780306825439
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nazi Titanic Book Excerpt:

Built in 1927, the German ocean liner SS Cap Arcona was the greatest ship since the RMS Titanic. When the Nazis seized control in Germany, she was used as a floating barracks and troop transport, cast as the "star" in a propaganda film about the sinking of the Titanic, and ultimately packed with thousands of concentration camp prisoners. Just days before Germany surrendered, the vessel was mistakenly bombed by the British Royal Air Force and nearly all of the prisoners were killed in what was the last major tragedy of the Holocaust and one of history's worst maritime disasters. Visit NaziTitanic.com

TITANIC 1943

TITANIC  1943
Author: Malte Fiebing
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2012-06-23
ISBN: 384482426X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TITANIC 1943 Book Excerpt:

Long before James Cameron captured the cinemas with his blockbuster, a German Titanic film made in 1943 shook the audience. Director Herbert Selpin became part of the NS propaganda machine and had orders to weave anti-British paroles into a seemingly objective film. The present book investigates amongst others how much propaganda there is in TITANIC (1943) and determines why the finished film was initially certified as “of high value for the State”, but only a short time later prohibited by the Propaganda Ministry. Up to this book there has not been any other detailed view into the political history, the script, filming works and the story of the publication of TITANIC. Enjoy a little different Titanic book on the occasion of the 100. Anniversary of the maiden voyage of the most famous ship in the World! With numerous photographs, some of which are yet to be published.

The Nazi Titanic

The Nazi Titanic
Author: Robert P. Watson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN: 0306824906
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nazi Titanic Book Excerpt:

Built in 1927, the German ocean liner SS Cap Arcona was the greatest ship since the RMS Titanic and one of the most celebrated luxury liners in the world. When the Nazis seized control in Germany, she was stripped down for use as a floating barracks and troop transport. Later, during the war, Hitler's minister, Joseph Goebbels, cast her as the "star" in his epic propaganda film about the sinking of the legendary Titanic. Following the film's enormous failure, the German navy used the Cap Arcona to transport German soldiers and civilians across the Baltic, away from the Red Army's advance. In the Third Reich's final days, the ill-fated ship was packed with thousands of concentration camp prisoners. Without adequate water, food, or sanitary facilities, the prisoners suffered as they waited for the end of the war. Just days before Germany surrendered, the Cap Arcona was mistakenly bombed by the British Royal Air Force, and nearly all of the prisoners were killed in the last major tragedy of the Holocaust and one of history's worst maritime disasters. Although the British government sealed many documents pertaining to the ship's sinking, Robert P. Watson has unearthed forgotten records, conducted many interviews, and used over 100 sources, including diaries and oral histories, to expose this story. As a result, The Nazi Titanic is a riveting and astonishing account of an enigmatic ship that played a devastating role in World War II and the Holocaust.

The Titanic on Film

The Titanic on Film
Author: Linda Maria Koldau
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786490373
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Titanic on Film Book Excerpt:

The narrative surrounding the Titanic’s voyage, collision, and sinking in April 1912 seems tailor-made for film. With clear categories of gender, class, nationality, and religion, the dominating Titanic myth offers a wealth of motifs ripe for the silver screen-heroism, melodrama, love, despair, pleasure, pain, failure, triumph, memory and eternal guilt. This volume provides a detailed overview of Titanic films from 1912 to the present and analyzes the six major Titanic films, including the 1943 Nazi propaganda production, the 1953 Hollywood film, the 1958 British docudrama A Night to Remember, the 1979 TV production S.O.S. Titanic, the 1996 mini-series Titanic, and James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster. By showing how each film follows and builds on a pattern of fixed scenes, motifs and details defined as the “Titanic code,” this work yields telling insights into why this specific disaster has maintained such great relevance into the 21st century.

Listverse com s Epic Book of Mind Boggling Top 10 Lists

Listverse com s Epic Book of Mind Boggling Top 10 Lists
Author: Jamie Frater
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 495
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN: 1612433359
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Listverse com s Epic Book of Mind Boggling Top 10 Lists Book Excerpt:

CRAZY-BUT-TRUE FACTS, PECULIAR OCCURRENCES, DESPICABLE CRIMES, BIZARRE RECORDS, UNBELIEVABLE CREATURES AND MANY MORE SHOCKING ODDITIESDelving into the shocking side of pop culture, science and history, Listverse.com's Epic Book of Mind-Boggling Lists offers a wealth of fascinating reading with over 200 lists and more than 2,000 interesting facts, including:• Alien Artifacts• Creepy Urban Legends• Bizarre Murder Weapons• Horrific TV Accidents• Outrageous Rock Tales• Twisted Circus Acts• Terrifying Villains• Crazy-but-True Movie Plots• Dirty CIA Operations• Monstrously Evil Babysitters• Strange Hamburger Facts• Animal Freaks of Nature• Mind-Blowing Technologies

Goebbels The Evil Within and the Titanic Lie

Goebbels The Evil Within and the Titanic Lie
Author: I D. Oppenhiem
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
ISBN: 9781513058719
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goebbels The Evil Within and the Titanic Lie Book Excerpt:

This short and concise history (approx 5,000 words) deals in part with an horrific ending to a ship once used as a 'replica' of the ship RMS Titanic for the making of the later banned Nazi propaganda movie known generally as Titanic 1943.It also covers some history surrounding the man ultimately responsible, not just for the making of the film, but of the fate of the thousands on board this same ship during its last moments.The words ‘Titanic Lie’ are intended in this instance to cover not just this film, but also to a far greater degree, the actions and deeds perpetrated using the political banner as a legitimate weapon against dignity, respect, and humanitarian rights of others, and the man who signed himself as 'Herr Doktor' whose lasting legacy could only be one of hate. Written as an introduction to this subject, the author has included some of the major influences affecting the life of Goebbels which may have contributed to his views towards other races and likewise may have contributed to his eagerness to emerge superior from the masses. But it should also be remembered that Goebbels was quick to change direction should this suit his purpose and was indeed a master of manipulation and opportunism. The reader is left to consider whether indeed it was his ignorance which led him on this path or some other weakness that allowed him to become the monster he became.

Hitler s Third Reich of the Movies

Hitler   s Third Reich of the Movies
Author: Rolf Giesen
Publsiher: BearManor Media
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitler s Third Reich of the Movies Book Excerpt:

There were many who agreed with him like Karl Ritter who introduced Mickey Mouse to German audiences in 1930 and in 1933 began to produce propaganda films like Hitler Youth Quex: “In our cinemas we want to see nothing else than convinced National Socialists!” For a while German film export languished, but with WW2 the Nazis “conquered” cinemas all over Europe and flooded them with their movies, propaganda as well as allegedly “apolitical” entertainment. In the new Germany one can laugh again! the propaganda promised but it was a different way of laughing. It was gallows humor. This book deals not only with Hitler’s personal cinematic likes and dislikes, with the ambitions of Leni Riefenstahl, with the idyllic world of German animation, with film emigration, with anti-Semitic films, Dachau and Auschwitz. There is also a back story to tell about certain German silents like Metropolis and why the way of Teutonic imagery didn’t end with the death of the Nazi leaders in 1945, why their way of “laughing” is still alive on German screens… About the author Rolf Giesen, a film historian, worked for 40 years writing, collecting, supervising, lecturing in Germany and abroad, particularly China. He is one of Europe’s leading experts on animation and VFX.

The Ship of Dreams

The Ship of Dreams
Author: Gareth Russell
Publsiher: Atria Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN: 1501176730
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ship of Dreams Book Excerpt:

This original and “meticulously researched retelling of history’s most infamous voyage” (Denise Kiernan, New York Times bestselling author) uses the sinking of the Titanic as a prism through which to examine the end of the Edwardian era and the seismic shift modernity brought to the Western world. “While there are many Titanic books, this is one readers will consider a favorite” (Voyage). In April 1912, six notable people were among those privileged to experience the height of luxury—first class passage on “the ship of dreams,” the RMS Titanic: Lucy Leslie, Countess of Rothes; son of the British Empire Tommy Andrews; American captain of industry John Thayer and his son Jack; Jewish-American immigrant Ida Straus; and American model and movie star Dorothy Gibson. Within a week of setting sail, they were all caught up in the horrifying disaster of the Titanic’s sinking, one of the biggest news stories of the century. Today, we can see their stories and the Titanic’s voyage as the beginning of the end of the established hierarchy of the Edwardian era. Writing in his signature elegant prose and using previously unpublished sources, deck plans, journal entries, and surviving artifacts, Gareth Russell peers through the portholes of these first-class travelers to immerse us in a time of unprecedented change in British and American history. Through their intertwining lives, he examines social, technological, political, and economic forces such as the nuances of the British class system, the explosion of competition in the shipping trade, the birth of the movie industry, the Irish Home Rule Crisis, and the Jewish-American immigrant experience while also recounting their intimate stories of bravery, tragedy, and selflessness. Lavishly illustrated with color and black and white photographs, this is “a beautiful requiem” (The Wall Street Journal) in which “readers get the story of this particular floating Tower of Babel in riveting detail, and with all the wider context they could want” (Christian Science Monitor).

Fierce History

Fierce History
Author: Colin Murphy
Publsiher: The O'Brien Press Ltd
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-29
ISBN: 1788490681
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fierce History Book Excerpt:

Bestselling author, Colin Murphy, explores the historical figures and events that have existed for centuries in the fringes and brings them out into the open for the reader. Full of historical stories which will intrigue you, captivate you, revolt you and even make you laugh! Colin Murphy welcomes you into the fringes of history where shocking stories and compelling facts await you... Fierce History is a collection of bizarre, grotesque and unexpected episodes from history from all over the world, and from ancient to more modern including: Siblings of famous people Al Capone’s brother who hunted down illegal distillers Irishman Frank Shackleton, brother of legendary Antarctic explorer Ernest, who was pretty much rubbish at everything, and may have stolen the Irish Crown Jewels Napoleon’s sex-maniac sister Weird historical incidents Flaming camels of war, Living turkey parachutes; Crazy assassination attempts Bizarre medical practices: Dr Evan O'Neill Kane, who in 1921 performed an appendectomy on himself. ‘Radioactive water’ to cure arthritis, gout, neuralgias, poor circulation and a variety of other illnesses – eh, no, it just kills you. Remarkable children: William Rowan Hamilton by the age of twelve could speak fourteen languages, and went on to discover the quaternion, essential to the development of modern theories of electromagnetism and quantum mechanics, scratching his new mathematical formula on to the side of Broom Bridge in north Dublin

TITANIC 1943

TITANIC  1943
Author: Malte Fiebing
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2012
ISBN: 3844815120
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TITANIC 1943 Book Excerpt:

The Sinking of the Titanic

The Sinking of the Titanic
Author: Rebecca Aldridge
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438103247
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sinking of the Titanic Book Excerpt:

The ship was supposed to be unsinkable. But on April 14, 1912, the unthinkable happened: the world's largest and most luxurious ocean liner the Titanic struck an iceberg in the frigid waters in the dark of night. What happened next seemed unbelievable to people at the time. In approximately two and a half hours, the celebrated ship flooded with water, cracked in half, and sank miles to the ocean floor below. Of the 2,200 passengers and crew onboard, only 705 survived. The rest suffered a terrifying and cold death in the Atlantic. Observers around the world were horrified and saddened by the tragedy, and many wanted answers. What caused this incredible disaster to happen, and why did so many people have to die? In The Sinking of the Titanic, read about the steamship from stem to stern, from the building and construction, the crew and passengers, and the ship's fate with an iceberg, to the effect this tragedy had, and continues to have, on the shipping industry and the world.

The Titanic on Film

The Titanic on Film
Author: Linda Maria Koldau
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9780786463114
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Titanic on Film Book Excerpt:

"This volume provides a detailed overview of Titanic films from 1912 to the present and analyses the six major Titanic films, including the 1943 national socialist production, the 1953 Hollywood film, the 1958 British docudrama A Night to Remember, the 1979 TV production S.O.S. Titanic, the 1996 mini-series Titanic, and James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster"--Provided by publisher.

Titanic s Last Secrets

Titanic s Last Secrets
Author: Brad Matsen
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN: 044654339X
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Titanic s Last Secrets Book Excerpt:

After rewriting history with their discovery of a Nazi U-boat off the coast of New Jersey, legendary divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler decided to investigate the great enduring mystery of history's most notorious shipwreck: Why did Titanic sink as quickly as it did? To answer the question, Chatterton and Kohler assemble a team of experts to explore Titanic, study its engineering, and dive to the wreck of its sister ship, Brittanic, where Titanic's last secrets may be revealed. Titanic's Last Secrets is a rollercoaster ride through the shipbuilding history, the transatlantic luxury liner business, and shipwreck forensics. Chatterton and Kohler weave their way through a labyrinth of clues to discover that Titanic was not the strong, heroic ship the world thought she was and that the men who built her covered up her flaws when disaster struck. If Titanic had remained afloat for just two hours longer than she did, more than two thousand people would have lived instead of died, and the myth of the great ship would be one of rescue instead of tragedy. Titanic's Last Secrets is the never-before-told story of the Ship of Dreams, a contemporary adventure that solves a historical mystery.

The Rough Guide to the Titanic

The Rough Guide to the Titanic
Author: Rough Guides
Publsiher: Rough Guides UK
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2012-03-22
ISBN: 1405390638
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to the Titanic Book Excerpt:

A century after the most famous shipwreck in history, The Rough Guide to the Titanic tells the full compelling story of the supposedly unsinkable liner. A comprehensive history, it covers all the Titanic's final hours, from striking the iceberg to disappearing beneath the freezing Atlantic waters. Discover the epic human drama at the heart of the tragedy, with a rich cast of characters including the heroes, villains and victims aboard the Titanic, and the adventurers who re-discovered it in 1985. Plus, there are maps, diagrams and images to illustrate the saga at every turn. The focus also stretches backwards the people who built the Titanic - with their faith in progress and technology - and forwards to explore the controversies and conspiracy theories that have raged ever since its sinking. The Rough Guide to the Titanic also looks at quite why everybody appears to be so fascinated by the Titanic, and the books, music and movies that have kept its memory alive ever since - from the stiff upper lips of 1958's A Night To Remember to the tear jerking romance of James Cameron's Titanic. Now available in ePub format.

In Titanic s Shadow

In Titanic s Shadow
Author: David L. Williams
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN: 0752477137
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Titanic s Shadow Book Excerpt:

While the near 1,500 victims of Titanic accounted for a huge loss of life, each of the ships here had a greater number of casualties, in some cases more than five times as many. In total, these 27 merchant ship sinkings resulted in a staggering loss of life at sea – more than 96,000 in total, 3,840 per ship. While the circumstances were different to Titanic, the outcome in each case was no less tragic. Yet, despite the fact that Titanic ranks behind so many other losses, so powerful has her name become that it was the inevitable choice to describe some of these other events, ‘Germany’s Titanic’ and ‘The Titanic of Japan’ being two examples. Ships include the Lancastria, Britain’s worst maritime disaster with 3,000 lost; the Ryusei Maru, a Japanese ‘Hellship’ loaded with 6,000 Allied POWs, torpedoed by a US submarine; and the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German liner packed with 7,800 civilians, sunk by a Russian submarine. There were no survivors and this tragedy was the worst maritime disaster of all time.

Black Man on the Titanic

Black Man on the Titanic
Author: Serge Bile
Publsiher: Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN: 1633539598
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Man on the Titanic Book Excerpt:

The true story of one of the black passengers on the Titanic, for history readers and fans of Hidden Figures and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Joseph Laroche was an anomaly among the passengers of the Titanic. He was exceptionally well-educated in a time when few black men had access to an education―and when even fewer were able to travel on a luxurious ship in first or second class. So, who was Joseph Laroche? And where was he going? This biography recounts the life of Joseph Laroche, his part in the history of Haiti, and how he, as a 24-year-old father of two (soon to be three) children, ended up on the last ship of that era of glamourous travel. He was a direct descendant of the father of Haitian independence and related to two Haitian presidents. As an engineer, Laroche contributed to the construction of the Parisian railway and had a promising future ahead of him. Ivorian-French writer Serge Bilé offers a fresh perspective on the tragedy that still fascinates millions and has inspired dozens of books and films. With thorough research in Haiti and France, Bilé unearths the story of the intriguing figure of Joseph Laroche. This is an account of multi-cultural black history and of the political and natural forces that converged on one man. Praise for Black Man on the Titanic “A revelation.”—Mitchell Kaplan, founder of Books & Books “An absorbing and rewarding read.”—Leonard Carpenter, author of Lusitania Lost and Conan the Savage

The Jews of the Titanic

The Jews of the Titanic
Author: Eli Moskowitz
Publsiher: Hybrid Global Publishing
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2018-03-14
ISBN: 1938015967
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jews of the Titanic Book Excerpt:

During an era when millions of Jews fled the pogroms of Eastern Europe, the Titanic sailed on her maiden voyage. At the time, she was the largest and most luxurious ship ever built and many of her 2,200 passengers were Jewish. At 23:40, April 14, (28th of Nissan 5672) the Titanic swiped an iceberg and sank within two and a half hours. Most of her passengers lost their lives. The sinking of the Titanic was one of the worst and well known maritime disasters of the 20th century. The entire world mourned the Titanic. The grief was universal and shared by people of many nations and religions. This book focuses on the lives and deaths of the Jewish passengers who sailed on the Titanic. It covers various Jewish aspects of the voyage and of the sinking. Aspects, such as keeping kosher, the Agunot dilemma and Jewish burial. The book outlines the life story of the passengers and the effect the disaster made on world Jewry. This book is the result of a long research on the subject, including an attempt to compose a unique and complete list of all the Jews who sailed on the Titanic, and identifying many of them who were previously unknown.

Iconic Events

Iconic Events
Author: Patricia Leavy
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780739115206
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iconic Events Book Excerpt:

Iconic Events explores the social forces that have shaped the meanings around and enduring significance of events that have captured the public's imagination, including: Titanic, Pearl Harbor, Columbine, and September 11th. The book focuses on three interpretive phases including journalistic representations, political appropriations, and popular adaptations and pays particular attention to the development of dominant and resistive event narratives.

Screening Transcendence

Screening Transcendence
Author: Robert Dassanowsky
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2018-05
ISBN: 0253033632
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screening Transcendence Book Excerpt:

During the 1930s, Austrian film production companies developed a process to navigate the competing demands of audiences in Nazi Germany and those found in broader Western markets. In Screening Transcendence, film historian Robert Dassanowsky explores how Austrian filmmakers during the Austrofascist period (1933–1938) developed two overlapping industries: "Aryanized" films for distribution in Germany, its largest market, and "Emigrantenfilm," which employed émigré and Jewish talent that appealed to international audiences. Through detailed archival research in both Vienna and the United States, Dassanowsky reveals what was culturally, socially, and politically at stake in these two simultaneous and overlapping film industries. Influenced by French auteurism, admired by Italian cinephiles, and ardently remade by Hollywood, these period Austrian films demonstrate a distinctive regional style mixed with transnational influences. Combining brilliant close readings of individual films with thoroughly informed historical and cultural observations, Dassanowsky presents the story of a nation and an industry mired in politics, power, and intrigue on the brink of Nazi occupation.

The Emperors No Clothes

The Emperors No Clothes
Author: John Taylor
Publsiher: BalboaPress
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2012-07-11
ISBN: 9781452505633
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emperors No Clothes Book Excerpt:

IT’S THE GREATEST FRAUD IN HUMAN HISTORY. Where did we come from? How did we get here? Sea creatures coming out of the sea, growing limbs and living in trees and then turning into Monkeys who change into Humans. WOW! It sounds a bit like a T.V. Science Fiction show. But it’s not. It’s what evolutionists call “scientific fact” Scientific fact without evidence, am I missing something here? This book encourages you to take a really close look at the facts. It encourages you to use your own experience and the incredible power of the greatest computer ever created (the human brain) Can you really believe that such a complicated system as the human brain which is linked to the ear, the eye, the heart, the muscles, the immune system etc. etc. etc. can develop from nothing? Can you really believe that this incredible machine and all its essential parts all just happened as a result of thousands of accidents? You need some answers.