Hitler's Gift to France

The Return of the Remains of Napoleon II
Product Number: EB00653398
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781936274123
Publisher: Enigma Books
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In the dead of the winter of 1940, Hitler decided to return from its burial place in Vienna the ashes of Napoleon II, known as the "Aiglon," the only son of the emperor Napoleon. The gesture was intended to win the support of the French people, but only managed to precipitate a political crisis at Vichy, where Marshal PEtain ordered the pro-German Deputy Prime Minister Pierre Laval arrested. Based on new research and previously unknown documents, the author, historian Georges Poisson, at last sheds light on an incident most historians-including Robert O. Paxton-have been at a loss to explain.

Author(s): Georges Poisson
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2007

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