This is the story of Hanns Scharff the master interrogator of the Luftwaffe who questioned captured American fighter pilots of the USAAF Eighth and Ninth Air Forces in World War II. This Intelligence Officer gained the reputation as the man who could magically get all the answers he needed from the prisoners of war. In most cases the POWs being interrogated never realized that their words, small talk or otherwise, were important pieces of the mosaic Hanns Scharff was constructing for the benefit of Germany's war effort.In the words of one erstwhile POW: "What did Scharff get from me? Nothing, yet there is no doubt he got something. If you talked about the weather or anything else he no doubt got some information or confirmation from it. His technique was psychic, not physical." Another POW commented, "Hanns Scharff could probably get a confession of infidelity from a Nun!" They are right. To this day ex-POWs fret and worry over what they said or even might have implied during their interrogations, and over what use Scharff may have made of their slipups.This book delves into the question: What was this magic spell or formula used by Scharff which made prisoners drop their guard and converse with him even though they are conditioned to remain silent? The tortures and savagery of the North Koreans and North Vietnamese caused prisoners to resist to the death. Hanns Scharff's methods broke down barriers so effectively that the USAF invited him to make speeches about his methods to military audiences in the United States after World War II. Aero Pub, , 1978 ed, First US edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 , 384 pp, VG/VG condition, illus, index. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: The true story of Hanns Scharff, master interrogator of the Allied fighter pilots captured by the Germans. This Luftwaffe intelligence officer gained a reputation as the man who literally wove a magic spell to get the answers he had to have from captured Allied fighter pilots, even though the pilots were trained to remain silent (excerpted from the jacket). Photo-illustrated. 384 pages including Glossary and Index. Aero Publishers, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. Out of Print.
Título: THE INTERROGATOR - THE STORY OF HANS JOACHIM...
Descripción Aero Publishers, Fallbrook CA, 1978. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good to Very Good. 384 pages. Bottom edge of backstrip rubbed and bumped. Dust jacket rubbed and scuffed at corners. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 31399
Descripción T A B Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0816864705I3N00
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Descripción Aero Publishers, 1978. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. First Edition. Light use and wear, in edge-chipped dust jacket under new plastic cover. Nº de ref. de la librería h03-2-09
Descripción Aero Publishers, 1978. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0816864705
Descripción Aero, Fallbrook, 1978. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First. nice copy; Nº de ref. de la librería 014221
Descripción Aero Publishers, 1978. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. Blue cloth gilt. Square Tight Binding. Clean interior. Top edge of text block with very slight foxing. Jacket with edge creasing and some closed tears repaired with tape. Presents handsomely in archival mylar. Nº de ref. de la librería 7611
Descripción Aero Publishers, 1978. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0816864705-2-4
Descripción Aero Publishers, 1978. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: good. 1st. 0816864705. Nº de ref. de la librería 599377
Descripción Aero, Fallbrook, 1978. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good +. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good +. B/W Photographs Ilustrador. First Edition. SUBTITLED : The Story of Hanns Scharff - Luftwaffe's Master Interrogator '. Despite the Geneva Convention participants in WWII tried to gain information from and about each other. Scharrf ewas the mastermind on the Germsn side. These 384 pages tell his story - including his later life in New York. Text assisted by b/w photographs. Read more about: Dolmetscher Kompanies, Wiesbaden, cooler, Pewsum, Horst Barth, Miltary Justice and South African Air Force (SAAF). Cond ; boards are black with gilt lettering. End-papers are white. D.J. is white with black lettering and puzzle pieces. D.J. photogrph is of 8 Allied POW's being guarded inside Auswertestelle West. Volume is tight and bright and clean. D.J. has minor edge wear. Stamp of p/o appears on ffep and front pastedown. Excellent reading copy. Quote (p. 214) : " Kommodore Pips Priller of JG-26 was particularly incensed when two of his pilots were killed in their chutes, and he called me wishing to know if there was a new policy afoot in the 8th and 9th USAAF Fighter Commands. I tried to cool him down by telling him it had to be ._._._. ." Size: Octavo. Nº de ref. de la librería 008574