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Author Rippon, Anton

Title Hitler's olympics : the story of the 1936 nazi games / Anton Rippon
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Pen & Sword Books, 2006


Description 1 online resource
Series Pen & Sword military
Pen & Sword military classics (Series)
Contents Intro; Author's collection; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 -- The Most Evil Place; Chapter 2 -- Playing under the Nazis; Chapter 3 -- Propaganda and Politics; Chapter 4 -- The Boycott Threat; Chapter 5 -- Best Interests of Sport; Chapter 6 -- The Winter Games; Chapter 7 -- The Nazis' Olympia; Chapter 8 -- Across National Frontiers; Chapter 9 -- Let the Games Begin; Chapter 10 -- A Flying Start; Chapter 11 -- Myth and Reality; Chapter 12 -- Gold Standard; Chapter 13 -- Last Hurrahs; Chapter 14 -- Ghosts; Principal Sources
Summary This "startlingly good and vividly illuminating book" sheds new light on the Fascist sports spectacle that transfixed the world (The Spectator). For two weeks in August 1936, Nazi Germany achieved an astonishing propaganda coup when it staged the Olympic Games in Berlin. Hiding their anti-Semitism and plans for territorial expansion, the Nazis exploited the Olympic ideal, dazzling visiting spectators and journalists alike with an image of a peaceful, tolerant Germany. In Hitler's Olympics, Anton Rippon tells the story of those remarkable Games, the first to overtly use the Olympic festival for political purposes. His account, which is illustrated with almost 200 rare photographs of the event, looks at how the rise of the Nazis affected German sportsmen and women in the early 1930s. And it reveals how the rest of the world allowed the Berlin Olympics to go ahead despite the knowledge that Nazi Germany was a police state
Notes Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed March 11, 2019)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-222) and index
Subject History.
history (discipline)
HISTORY -- Military -- World War II.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781781597378