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Werewolf (Paperback)

WWII

By Charles Whiting
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 1
ISBN: 9780850525137
Published: 7th February 1996
Last Released: 1st August 2007

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Werewolf is the study of an operation undertaken by the short-lived Nazi guerrilla group known as UNTERNEHMEN WEREWOLF. This group is part of an aspect of the Second World War which has been neglected by many writers, that of the German Resistance. The Werewolves were formed in November 1944, having been recruited and trained by SS Police General Gutenberger. Werewolf explains how the team of five men and a woman was chosen for ''Operation Carnival'', which was a plot to kill Franz Oppenhoff, the new mayor of Aachen, who the Germans saw as an American stool-pigeon and traitor. Werewolf skillfully recreates the atmosphere of unease that prevailed on both sides giving a distinct background to the action which is described in great detail.

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 Charles Whiting

About Charles Whiting

Born in the Bootham area of York, England, he was a pupil at the prestigious Nunthorpe Grammar School, leaving at the age of 16 to join the British Army by lying about his age. Keen to be in on the wartime action, Whiting was attached to the 52nd Reconnaissance Regiment and by the age of 18 saw duty as a sergeant in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany in the latter stages of World War II. While still a soldier, he observed conflicts between the highest-ranking British and American generals which he would write about extensively in later years.

After the war, he stayed on in Germany completing his A-levels via correspondence course and teaching English before being enrolled at Leeds University reading History and German Language. As an undergraduate he was afforded opportunities for study at several European universities and, after gaining his degree, would go on to become an assistant professor of history. Elsewhere, Whiting held a variety of jobs which included working as a translator for a German chemical factory and spells as a publicist, a correspondent for The Times and feature writer for such diverse magazines as International Review of Linguistics, Soldier and Playboy.

His first novel was written while still an undergraduate, was published in 1954 and by 1958 had been followed by three wartime thrillers. Between 1960 and 2007 Charles went on to write over 350 titles, including 70 non-fiction titles covering varied topics from the Nazi intelligence service to British Regiments during World War II.

Charles Henry Whiting, author and military historian died on July 24 2007, leaving his wife and son.

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