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David Rennert - THE OSLO REPORT

How a German physicist revealed the Nazi's secret plans

A lone individual's brave act of political resistance against the Nazis.

In 1939, eight weeks after Nazi Germany invaded Poland, two letters arrived at the British embassy in Oslo. Penned by an anonymous sender, the letters described new German weapons systems and outlined the aims of the Wehrmacht's military research programmes. The British secret service feared targeted deception, but a young secret service officer recognised the information as largely accurate and realised it could be used to the advantage of the allies. But who wrote the "Oslo Report"? Hans Ferdinand Mayer, the author of the documents, remains largely unknown to this day. He risked everything and only narrowly escaped death in a concentration camp. In this book, David Rennert traces the astonishing story of the Oslo Report.

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Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen.
224 pages
format:140 x 215
ISBN: 9783701735174
Release date: 21.09.2021

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David Rennert

Born in 1984, Rennert studied political sciences at the University of Vienna and is a science editor at the Austrian daily broadsheet “Der Standard”. In collaboration with Tanja Traxler, he co-authored “Lise Meitner – Pionierin des Atomzeitalters”, which was named 2019 scientific book of the year (natural sciences category). Most recently published by Residenz Verlag: “Der Oslo Report” (2021).


Obwohl kein Roman, sondern ein Geschichtsbuch, ist „Der Oslo-Report“ eine ungemein spannende Lektüre. Zu lesen ist über Irrtümer und Fehleinschätzungen auf allen Seiten, über nationalistisch geprägte Bewertungen (auch auf englischer Seite), bis zu den konkreten Auswirkungen der einzelnen Abschnitte des Reportes.
[Quelle: Andreas, LITERATURBLOG]

David Rennert, Wissenschaftsredakteur der österreichischen Tageszeitung „Der Standard“, legt ein packendes und faktenreiches Buch vor, dass viele Elemente vereint.
[Quelle: BOOK NERDS]

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