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Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler [Hardcover]

Simon Dunstan , Gerrard Williams
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7 Oct 2011
Did Hitler (code name Grey Wolf) really die in 1945? The evidence says no. Heres the gripping story of what might have happened... When Truman asked Stalin in 1945 whether Hitler was dead, Stalin replied bluntly, No. As late as 1952, Eisenhower declared: We have been unable to unearth one bit of tangible evidence of Hitler's death. What really happened? Simon Dunstan and Gerrard Williams have compiled extensive evidence, some recently declassified, that Hitler actually fled Berlin and took refuge in a remote Nazi enclave in Argentina. The recent discovery that the famous Hitler's skull in Moscow is female, as well as newly uncovered documents, provide powerful proof for their case. Dunstan and Williams cite people, places and dates in over 500 detailed notes that identify the plan's escape route, vehicles, aircraft, U-boats and hideouts. Among the details: the CIA's possible involvement and Hitler's life in Patagonia, including his two daughters.

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (7 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402781393
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402781391
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 16.7 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Remarkable detail."--Sir David Frost, "Frost Over the World"

"Stunning Account of the Last Days of the Reich"--Parapolitical.com

"Describes a ghastly pantomime played out in the names of the Fuhrer and the woman who had been his mistress."--"The Sun"

"Laid out in lavish detail."--"Daily Mail"

"Stunning saga of intrigue."--"Pravda"

"I thought the book was hugely thought-provoking and explores some of the untold, murky loose ends of World War Two."--Dan Snow, broadcaster and historian, "The One Show BBC 1
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About the Author

A well-established author, filmmaker and photographer, Simon Dunstan has written more than 50 books on military history, particularly on World War II and Vietnam. He has also written and directed numerous military history documentaries for the History Channel. An international television journalist for 30 years, Gerrard Williams has worked as foreign duty editor at the BBC, Sky News and APTN. His first documentary, Strength to Cry, on the famine in Sudan; received international critical acclaim and was broadcast in 30 countries. He runs his own production company called Gerbil Films, in London.

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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Grey Wolf On The Run 8 Feb 2012
Format:Hardcover
The authors of this book point out that there is no actual forensic evidence to prove that Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker in 1945. The alleged Hitler skull that the Russians had in their possession for decades has been tested and turns out to be that of a woman under 40 years of age - definitely not Adolf Hitler's (unless there's some other revelation coming out in another book soon!) The skull of this woman appears to have gunshot wounds on it and there are no reports of Eva Braun shooting herself, so it appears it couldn't be her skull either.

The authors believe that Martin Boorman convinced Hitler to flee to Argentina with all the ill-gotten gains of the Nazis in a U-Boat with Eva Braun and Hitler's dog Blondi. They even give a date when Hitler really died - February 13th 1962.

Did Nazis flee to South America? Yes, they did, oddly helped by the Vatican (is it possible to have worse PR than the Vatican these days?). The Nazis called these escape routes "rat lines" and some of the worst war criminals in history used them like Doctor Josef Mengele from Auschwitz and Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the Holocaust along with many other nefarious characters.

The big question is - did Adolf Hitler flee to South America by U-Boat also? Hmm, I'm not too sure about that. We know that Hitler was a control freak who never listened to anyone, that's why Germany made so many disastrous mistakes in World War II that lead to their defeat. I find it hard to believe that he would listen to Boorman and flee. Hitler's ego was too huge to contemplate a boring, quiet life in hiding having been the most powerful man in the world at one stage.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
By marcoscu TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio Download
I fully expected just to give this a cursory listening before dumping it with maybe a scathing review. In fact I found it fascinating and absorbing. The book is read by American narrator Don Hagen with just a few proununciations that are grating the the British ear but with a dry, clear and firm delivery that does not try to over sell the text.

It has masses of padding with long tangents about many related and entirely unrelated topics, a literary tactic that usually annoys me greatly and is a reason in itself for walking away from a tedious read. Yet not here for the long asides are in fact so well written and interesting that they did not bother me at all.

So am I now convinced that Adolf, Eva and Blondi escaped the bunker in 1945? Well, no, the wealth of detail the book goes into is just too much and too easily debunked by hiatory and plain common sense. I remember once listening to a radio host who challenged callers to his show to prove to him that the world was round and not flat. By his gift of the gab, quick wit and erudition he was able to refute all their arguments but at the end of the day the world was still round. This book is very well written, has the gloss veneer that comes with detailed research but ultimately it just cannot convince me that everything I have read elsewhere and the work of every academic and historian is wrong.

That said, I really did enjoy this book and would be happy to urge others to read it. There is masses of obscure history to be found within. Read it, enjoy it, be better informed than you were before but just don't expect to be convinced.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting.... but tosh all the same 29 Dec 2011
By Chris
Format:Hardcover
This is an entertaining read, but having watched the vehemence of Gerrard Williams' defence of his theory that Hitler escaped to Argentina on Sky News I did expect the book to be rather stronger in terms of historical rigour.

A couple of salient points (although there are many problems with the thesis.. alas I do not have the time to list):

- Martin Bormann not dying in May 1945 is central to Grey Wolf. Gerrard Williams has claimed elsewhere that the DNA testing on his body in 1998 is not accepted by his family and they do not know the identity of the supposed 83 year old relative who gave the sample. I really do think the authors should have picked up (after 5 years of research after all) that Martin Bormann Jr, his eldest son, gave the sample. And was satisfied with the results:

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- The escape flight to Denmark. The pilot (on whom this part of the thesis hangs) claimed that he landed briefly in Magdeburg on the way to Denmark. That is extremely odd. Did the US Army provide toilet facilities and refreshment to the Fuhrer? The 9th US Army took Magdeburg on 19 April. If that part of his account is a bit suspect, well...

When you look through the (very poorly endnoted) documentary evidence behind the prose there really is not much there at all.

Enjoyed reading it and it does contribute some interesting angles (hence the two stars) but given that the "case is presented" with such force, it has to be judged on the merits of its historical argument. On that it fails. Badly.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
For those who do believe that Hitler did escape the bunker this will be the best read youve ever had in this subject. Exciting, speculative and at times gripping.

As other commenters here however have pointed out though you should be aware that much of this book should be taken with a pinch of salt.

You'll find little in the way of evidence but plenty in the way of conjecture and supposing.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Pure fantasy
Published 3 days ago by J. E. Dixon
1.0 out of 5 stars Mentioned in the media worldwide as a study that reveals ...
Mentioned in the media worldwide as a study that reveals something - it neithers is a study but only a spceulative fairytale and also it doesn't reveal us anything
Published 4 days ago by tero mikkonen
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A good read made me think about the where all his hence men/women went after the war.
Published 8 days ago by R.J.Collins
2.0 out of 5 stars Well - Would you believe it?
Well indeed! This is an interesting book and has a surprising amount of validation for Simon Dunstan's thesis that until recently Hitler was alive and well and living with Eva... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Penny Howard
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellently researched and a fascinating read
Published 13 days ago by Badvoc
3.0 out of 5 stars if your into WW2 and conspiracy theory's, why not
really intriguing story. bit heavy and hard to follow unless you have a good knowledge of the German high command and timeline of events of the 2nd world war before hand. Read more
Published 16 days ago by liam
5.0 out of 5 stars It wouldn't surprise me at all, that his escape ...
It wouldn't surprise me at all, that his escape was true and that we have been lied too, for all these years. It may be unpalatable but if it's true we have to face up to it!
Published 1 month ago by J. Maggs
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Theory
I found the book interesting and engaing but really it's a tale of the machinations of Martin Bormann during and post-war with a 'Hitler-Escaped-Argentina' hook thrown in; a bit... Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!!!
What can I say, there's no smoke without fire, but is this Nazi propaganda to carry on Hitler's legacy?. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Simon H.
4.0 out of 5 stars ADOLF HITLER
A good read and if you have an open mind along with a little knowledge of the end of the second world war then its all very feasible. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mike in Warrington
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