Treason in the Rockies: Nazi Sympathizer Dale Maple’s POW Escape Plot
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Harvard honor alumnus Dale Maple had a promising future, but his obsession with Nazi Germany led to his downfall. Classmates often accused him of pro-Nazi sentiments, and one campus organization even expelled him. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, only to be relegated to a unit of soldiers suspected of harboring German sympathies. He helped two German POWs escape imprisonment at Camp Hale and flee to Mexico. The fugitives ran out of gas seventeen miles from the border and managed to cross it on foot, only to be arrested and returned to American authorities. Convicted and sentenced to death for treason, Maple awaited his fate until President Franklin Roosevelt commuted his sentence to life imprisonment. Ultimately, he was released in 1950. Paul N. Herbert narrates the engrossing details of this riveting story.
The History Press
: 9781467135375
: The History Press
: 11/07/2016
: Colorado
: Military
: 34 Black And White
: 128
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Paul N. Herbert has spent decades ferreting out fascinating history, researching and telling stories about Richmond’s historic Jefferson Hotel, a legendary dancer, the Radium Girls, the impeachment of a Supreme Court justice (yes, it happened) and Abraham Lincoln’s personal finances, among others. Herbert’s books will keep your interest and teach you a few things along the way.
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