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- DescriptionWhen Nazi Germany began bearing down on Europe in the late 1930s, Herman Bodson was a student intellectual and pacifist at the University of Brussels. As the reality of eventual invasion sank into his soul, however, his passion for freedom overcame his pacifism and with a group of friends he entered the resistance and five years of dangerous work as, in his words, a fighter and a killer . With his background in chemistry, Bodson became an expert in explosives and sabotage, leading a group of fighters that blew up military trains and installations (including a bridge whose destruction killed some 600 German soldiers), cut German communication lines, and rescued downed American fliers. He also served as an aide to an American military doctor during the Battle of the Bulge. Bodson concludes his account of freedom fighting by telling of his role in bringing traitors to justice at war's end. This story of the Belgian underground provides insight into the intellectual and emotional responses that have led to the birth of such movement in many nations.
- Author BiographyHerman Bodson was born in Brussels, Now retired from Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, he lives in Tacs, New Mexico.
- Author(s)Herman Bodson
- PublisherTexas A & M University Press
- Date of Publication28/02/2003
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Series TitleTexas A & M University Military History S.
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 35
- Place of PublicationCollege Station
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTexas A & M University Press
- Content Note18 b&w illustrations, 3 maps, index
- Weight386 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine17 mm
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