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Up Against the Wall
The KGB and Latvia
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Fire and Ice
When Hitler ordered the north of Nazi-occupied Norway to be destroyed in a scorched earth retreat in 1944, everything of potential use to the Soviet enemy was destroyed. Harbours, bridges and towns were dynamited and every building torched. Fifty ...
Blood in the Forest
Blood in the Forest tells the brutal story of the forgotten battles of the final months of the Second World War. While the eyes of the world were on Hitler's bunker, more than half a million men fought six cataclysmic battles along a front line of...
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This book should be in every thinktank and university whose area of interest is the post-Soviet space, and especially the Baltic countries.
Bloggat om Up Against the Wall
This is the third book by journalist and documentary maker Vincent Hunt. In Up Against the Wallhe gathers accounts ofthe methods of the KGB secret police in totalitarian Latvia, assembling very personalpictures of the suffering experienced over 50 years of Soviet occupation. This is his second book exploring Latvian history through the words of Latvians. In his first - Blood in the Forest- he travelled through western Latvia interviewing eye-witnesses to the overlooked and bloody chapter of WWII known as the Courland Pocket. Going deep into the forests to hear vivid accounts of long-forgotten battles and terrible atrocities, he met Presidents, veterans and former partisans, gathering stories from museum archives, private collections, military records, rare newspaper editions and unpublished diaries to assemble valuable material not published before in English. Hunt's first book Fire and Ice (The History Press, 2014) took him across Arctic Norway investigating the Nazi scorched earth retreat of 1944 and meeting people whose families were driven out of their homes as the Germans torched the region. Along the way he discovered the shocking stories of 13,700 Soviet prisoners worked to death in sub-zero conditions or murdered by their Nazi captors. The book was praised for its `meticulous research' (History of War magazine). A former BBC documentary maker Hunt has crossed America, Europe and Africa gathering personal stories for documentaries about the US civil rights movement, post-colonial Africa, Irish migration and the demise of the UK's shipbuilding and steel industry communities.