Conventional wisdom suggests that the western Allies and the Soviets were the only ones who supported resistance movements. However, Hitler had his own version of SOE, as the Nazis encouraged guerrilla warfare against their enemies, especially as Europe was liberated and even inside Germany when invaded in 1944-45. Today’s presentation will focus on the Nazi guerrilla movement in Germany, known as Werewolf.
Dr. Perry Biddiscombe is a Professor at UVic. He was born and brought up in the Maritimes and did his BA and MA at the University of New Brunswick. He completed his PhD in 1991 at the London School of Economics. His main research interests are in the fields of ideology, guerrilla warfare and political symbolism. Dr. Biddiscombe is the acknowledged world expert on the guerrilla forces of the Third Reich.
Dr. Biddiscombe is the author of several books, including:
Werwolf! The History of the National Socialist Guerrilla Movement, 1944-1946;
The Last Nazis: SS Werewolf Guerrilla Resistance in Europe 1944-1947;
SS Hunter Battalions; and The Denazification of Germany: A History, 1945-1950.