The Dutch Resistance Revealed (Kindle)
The Inside Story of Courage and Betrayal
The Dutch resistance movement during the Nazi occupation was bedevilled by treachery, betrayal and poor organization and support from London. Despite these serious problems, the brave men and women of the Dutch resistance who refused to accept domination by their brutal oppressors, made a significant contribution to the war effort albeit at a terrible cost. Their contribution which included escape routes for Allied aircrew and acts of sabotage has been largely over-looked.
While the author focuses on the activity and fate of her husband’s father, Henry Scharrer, her superbly researched book ranges far wider.
As well as introducing a large cast of resistance workers, double agents and Nazis, she describes many of the operations, successful and disastrous, and analyses the results. Too often, as in Henry Scharrer’s case, the outcome was tragic.
This gripping true account of extraordinary heroism and betrayal demonstrates both the best and worst of human conduct in extreme conditions.
Quotes from book as featured in 'Memories run deep: traitors and patriots' articleMilitary History Matters, April 2020
"The Dutch Resistance Revealed" is a very nice book that gives a lot of insight into the resistance, the pilots support and how betrayal and collaboration with the Germans had to break the resistance. Scharrer and Conijn are relatively unknown leaders within the Dutch resistance, who are introduced to an English-speaking audience with this book. As a result of the pilots smuggling, Scharrer has received posthumous thanks from the American commander-in-chief Dwight Eisenhower and British vice-commander Arthur Tedder. Conijn has been posthumously awarded the rare Dutch Resistance Cross.Traces of War
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Packed with interesting stories and information.The Armourer, September 2018
At long last a good book about the Dutch Resistance ,it's part of ww11 that you don't hear much about very informative ,nice to see the Dutch side of things a good read.Mr. David Leedham, Amazon
★★★★★ This is an astonishing account of the bravery of Dutch civilians and resistance workers, and a moving one. I'm glad the author has taken such care to record so much detail for posterity, it's really important that we never forget these brave men and women. A great book!Amazon Customer