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Subhas Chandra Bose In Nazi Germany

Hayes, Romain:
Subhas Chandra Bose In Nazi Germany : Politics, Intelligence, and Propaganda 1941-43 / Romain Hayes. - London : Hurst & Co., 2011. - xxx, 249 S. : Ill.
ISBN 978-1-84904-114-0
£ 20,00
Amerikanische Ausg.: Idem. - New York : Columbia University Press, 2011.
ISBN 978-0-231-70234-8
US$ 30,00 (Angekündigt für Oktober 2011)
Indische Ausg.: Bose in Nazi Gemany / Romain Hayes. - Noida : Random House India, 2011. - xxvii, 249 S. : Ill.
ISBN 978-81-8400-184-6
Rs. 399,00
DDC: 954.035092

On April 3, 1941, a man claiming to be an Italian diplomat arrived in Berlin, demanding to meet with Ernst Woermann, Germany’s undersecretary of state. Woermann listened carefully to the man’s plans, which sought to create a government in exile and launch a military strike against a shared enemy. The government the diplomat planned would be Indian, and the target would be British India.
   'Orlando Mazzotta' was in fact Subhas Chandra Bose, an Indian leftist radical nationalist and former President of the Indian National Congress who had escaped a few months earlier from Calcutta. Bose is one of India’s national icons, practically on a par with Gandhi, a hero of anti-colonial resistance against the British who established the Indian National Army in order to recruit Indian soldiers to fight the imperial power. His activities in Nazi Germany - particularly taking into account their inevitably highly controversial implications — merit scrupulous, scholarly and detailed study, yet even today almost everything published on the subject has been suffused with hagiography. This book is the first to focus exclusively on Bose’s interactions with Nazi Germany during the Second World War.
   Hayes's objective is to reveal a lesser known aspect of Nazi foreign policy and to challenge and provide an alternative to Gandhi-centric portrayals of the Indian independence movement. His book is augmented by a fascinating selection of hitherto unpublished photographs. [Verlagsinformation]

Acknowledgments. ix
Chronology. xiii
Glossary. xxiii
Prologue. xxv
Photographs. xxix
Introduction. 1
1. Forging an Alliance: Indian Nationalism and National Socialism. 29
2. Extending the Boundaries: Aspiring for Nazi Liberation. 49
3. Tripling the Effect: Berlin, Rome, Tokyo. 73
4. Offensive from Berlin: The Cripps Mission. 91
5. Sustaining the Offensive: Politics, Intelligence and Propaganda. 105
6. Transition to Tokyo: I-30 to U-180. 125
7. Epilogue: Indo-Nazi Collaboration. 145
Appendices. 169
   1. Plan for Co-operation between the Axis Powers and India, 9 April 1941. 171
   2. Mohammed Iqbal Shedai Letter to the German Embassy (Rome), 21 September 1941. 177
   3. Bose-Ribbentrop Conference Minutes, 29 November 1941. 183
   4. Tripartite Declaration on India, 1942. 189
   5. British Intelligence Assessment on German Recruitment of Indian POWs, 22 June 1943. 193
Notes. 199
Bibliographical Essay. 231
Index. 241

ROMAIN HAYES is a freelance writer. This is his first book.

Quellen: Hurst & Co.; Columbia University Press;; WorldCat; Library of Congress; Random House India