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Characters Ú A German Winter Otto Fischer #3 ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Stettin 19456 a town at the end of one world and the beginning of another a near lawless wen of German residents and refugees desperately clinging to a history a sense of belonging; of Polish settlers gangsters and sharp dealFrom the Canadian Nautical Research Society 2001 and short listed for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography 2001; 'The Third Voyage of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island 1578' Hakluyt Society 2001; 'England and the Spanish Armada The Necessary uarrel' Yale University Press 2005; and 'British Military Service Tribunals 1916 1918 A very much abused body of men' Manchester UP July 2011 His first two Otto Fischer novels 'The Peenemunde Deceptions' 2013 and 'The Deaths of Berlin' 2014 are available as Kindle e books as is 'Tuli in the Elsewhere' 2012 a young adults' fantasy nove. Superb Historical NovelI am amazed at the author's ability to evoke a time and a place in history so vividly Not only are we treated to an ingenious plot we get to learn of the fate of millions of often viciously displaced and dispossessed German civilians a story too little understood in the West I do hope we will see Herr Fischer for a fourth time

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Change sweeping across Stettin leaves no refuge untouched A solitary casual murder crushes his thin hopes of a personal future throwing him into the path of men for whom any German life is worthless currency At what seems to be the whim of a Russian Intelligence officer he is charged with finding the murderer when every instinct tells him that the last thing the Red Army wants is a resolution About the author Jim McDermott has a PhD in history and as James McDermott is the author of 'Martin Frobisher Elizabethan Privateer' Yale University Press 2001 winner of the Keith Matthews Prize. The plot is set in Stettin the first winter after the war has ended in a period when Volksdeutsche are transported to live within the new post war German borders Stettin is now a town at the end of one world and the beginning of another – filled with German residents and refugees on their way west wards while being harassed by Poles seeking revenge for the WW2 misdeeds The Red Army personnel are busily supervising the stripping out of industrial machinery natural resources and personal booty from what used to be eastern Germany Otto Fischer a broken bodied Luftwaffe veteran and prewar police commissar has found love but the woman is killed The Russians gives him the peculiar task of finding the murderer but do they really want him to find the killer There is a parallel story interwoven in the plot we follow a group of refugees from a village in Pommern as they are forced to walk to Stettin for transport to the West McDermott has written a good story about the millions of refugees of German descent that were forced to leave the homes in the aftermath of the war If they deserved it or not is a different uestion

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A German Winter Otto Fischer #3Stettin 19456 a town at the end of one world and the beginning of another a near lawless wen of German residents and refugees desperately clinging to a history a sense of belonging; of Polish settlers gangsters and sharp dealers all looking to seize a life here in New Poland the 'wild west'; of Red Army personnel busily supervising the stripping out of industrial machinery natural resources and personal booty from what used to be eastern Germany In this broil of hope greed and despair Otto Fischer a broken bodied Luftwaffe veteran has found oblivion and unlikely love But the storm of. An excellent bookA horrible bookA necessary bookAll of the above Taking into account that the British author had to rely on third hand sources his portrayal of the times Stettin in 1946 during the handover from Germany to Poland by Russia is amazing I have been told about this horrific part of history by family members who had to personally endure these events and I still have letters diaries etc That's why this novel is excellent It's horrible because of the events described and it's necessary because current and future generations need to know I would also like to give a few examples of McDermott's splendid writing style• The river below them was a succession of shoals created by Allied bombing and Soviet shelling demolished bridges collapsed river frontages and capsized vessels all leeched into the water like a succession of half piers going from nowhere to nowhere else at 19%• He felt as if his soul’s battery acid had spilled entirely its chamber pierced by a small sharp shard of hope that had leapt out from its dark corner at 92%