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He was the last to jump from his fatally stricken C-47 and the lead man when he walked into a prepared German defense. He was left for dead, captured by the SS, interrogated by Heinrich Himmler and that was all on Day one of OPERATION MARKET GARDEN, 75 years ago. 1944-2019.
“Nannini dutifully constructs images and characteristics of the POW camps that his subject was forced into that were previously unknown. This work, therefore, is as important to historical study of the period as it is a riveting and fascinating tale…The writing is direct, simple, and honest, relaying the same feeling that you get from the main character. Left for Dead in Nijmegen, written by Marcus A Nannini and published by Casemate, a resounding recommendation to readers of historical novels.” Literary Titan, July 12, 2019. https://literarytitan.com/2019/07/12/left-for-dead-at-nijmegen/
Gene quit high school and joined the paratroopers only to find himself wedged between machine-gun toting “SS” fanatics while being interrogated by the notorious Nazi, Heinrich Himmler.
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Midwest Book Review calls it “extraordinary and simply riveting”
“Marcus, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It’s perhaps one of the best memoirs I’ve read.” Angus Wallace, WW II Podcast, United Kingdom
“Dear Mr. Nannini,I’ve just read your book “Left for dead at Nijmegen”. The story of Gene Metcalfe is really amazing and beautifully written. I salute you for keeping his brave history alive!Yours sincerely,Harry Hekman, Lieutenant Colonel , Royal Military Police (Koninklijke Marechaussee)The Netherlands“
“Very Riveting” Herbert Bauernebel, American Correspondent for the German periodicals BILD and amerikaREPORT.
“This is an important biography worthy of inclusion in World War II themed collections.” AuthorsReading
We are seeking definitive evidence of the whereabouts of the Reichsfuhrer, Heinrich Himmler, during the late night hours of 17/18 SEPTEMBER, 1944, the first day of Operation Market Garden. We very much want to hear from you.
Als je weet waar Herr Himmler was op 17/18 september 1944, stuur me dan een e-mail naar MarcusNannini@aol.com
Wenn Sie wissen, wo sich Herr Himmler am 17./18. September 1944 befand, senden Sie mir eine E-Mail an MarcusNannini@aol.com
Kurz nach der Operation Market Garden hatte Heinrich Himmler angeprangert, er habe gerade die gesamte Westfront von Nord nach Süd bereist. Wir suchen jemanden, der bei seiner Reise nach Nijmegen in den Niederlanden am 17. September 1944 bei ihm war oder ihn gesehen hat.
Wir suchen endgültige Beweise für den Verbleib des Reichsführers Heinrich Himmler in den späten Nachtstunden des 17./18. September 1944, dem ersten Tag der Operation Market Garden. Wir möchten sehr gerne von Ihnen hören.
LEFT FOR DEAD AT NIJMEGEN, the True Story of an American Paratooper in WW II ISBN: 978-1-61200-6963
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Fliegen von Berlin nach Nijmegen nach Sonnenuntergang am 17. September 1944 und kehrten am nächsten Tag mit frischer Intelligenz auf die Operation Market Garden zurück, als Himmler sich direkt bei Hitler gemeldet hätte. Kein Zweifel, Hitler nahm den Kredit (weil er immer Anerkennung für andere), die Himmler gebührte, als Hitler ankündigte, Market Garden sei eine erste Gelegenheit für einen dringend benötigten Sieg über die Alliierten an der Westfront und ordnete die sofortige Überweisung von 1.000 an. Kampfflugzeuge nach Holland.
Flying from Berlin to Nijmegen after sunset on September 17, 1944, and returning as the sun rose the following day with fresh intelligence on Operation Market Garden when Himmler would have reported directly to Hitler. No doubt Hitler took the credit (because he always took credit due others) that was due Himmler when Hitler announced Market Garden was a prime opportunity for a badly needed victory over the Allies on the Western Front and ordered the immediate transfer of 1,000 fighter planes to Holland.
If you have information about Himmler and his use of Belvedere Castle in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, email me: MarcusNannini@aol.com
EVEN, WENN ER SICH AN DER WOLFSSCHANZE BEFINDET. RATHER THAN VON BERLIN, HE COULD HAVE QUICKLY GONE TO THE LUFTWAFFE AIRFIELD AT RASTENBURG AND HOPPED A 320 MPH RADAR-EQUIPPED TWIN-ENGINE BOMBER UND BEEN TO NIJMEGEN WELL VOR GENE WAS CAPTURED. I SEEK ANYONE WHO WAS THERE IN 1944, IN THE PRESENCE OF HEINRICH HIMMLER. I DESIRE A DIALOGUE MIT THEM. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Even if himmler had to fly from the Wolfsschanze. rather than from berlin, he could have quickly gone to the Luftwaffe airfield at Rastenburg and hopped a 320 mph radar-equipped twin-engine bomber and been to Nijmegen well before Gene was captured. I seek anyone who was there in 1944, in the presence of Heinrich Himmler. I desire a dialogue with them. Please email me at:
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It is simply a matter of time before someone in Germany realizes the 2 books of sketches buried in their attic belong to U.S. Paratrooper Gene Metcalfe, 82nd Airborne, 508th pir, Stalag VII-A. They were taken from him by a machine gun waving SS Captain in April, 1945 while Gene sat on the front steps to his barracks.
A woman has come forward recalling she was 6 when she met Gene on a train that was attacked by air, as described in the book. A man has come forward with stories of Himmler at Nijmegen, as described in the book. Libraries are carrying the book, Left for Dead at Nijmegen, and it is a best seller in Holland. Gene’s story is getting noticed around the world.
But where are the stolen sketch books? Sooner or later someone will become aware they have the sketches and reach out. Gene will be in Nijmegen this September, a good time to return his sketch books to him!
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