The secret diaries of a twenty-three-year-old White Russian princess who worked in the German Foreign Office from 1940 to 1944 and then as a nurse, these pages give us a unique picture of wartime life in that sector of German society from which the 20th of July Plot — the conspiracy to kill Hitler — was born.
Paul Keig, July 15, 2009 (view all comments by Paul Keig)
An extraordinary read. An eye-witness account of life inside Nazi Germany, from someone near the aristocratic "fellow-travellers". The accounts of the assassination attempt, from so close a standpoint, must be unique.
The flight to Austria, and survival, is gripping.
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