The Banting Enigma: The Assassination of Sir Frederick Banting

The Banting Enigma The Assassination of Sir Frederick Banting Wartime Newfoundland Keeping vigil on the easternmost point of North America and providing a strategic haven to battle ready U S troops during World War II the island colony of Newfoundland was

  • Title: The Banting Enigma: The Assassination of Sir Frederick Banting
  • Author: William R. Callahan
  • ISBN: 9781894463706
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1941 Wartime Newfoundland.Keeping vigil on the easternmost point of North America, and providing a strategic haven to battle ready U.S troops during World War II, the island colony of Newfoundland was an essential contributor to the Allied cause And, when the war was at its fiercest, this Atlantic sentinel would receive devastating body blows from a hidden, elusive enem1941 Wartime Newfoundland.Keeping vigil on the easternmost point of North America, and providing a strategic haven to battle ready U.S troops during World War II, the island colony of Newfoundland was an essential contributor to the Allied cause And, when the war was at its fiercest, this Atlantic sentinel would receive devastating body blows from a hidden, elusive enemy Two key players bore witness to the ensuing drama.Sir Frederick Banting soldier, scientist, Nobel Prize winner The enigmatic co discoverer of insulin and his views on biological warfare would give rise to heated and long lived controversy Little did Major Banting know, word of his actions had reached the ears of the F hrer himself, who determined the Canadian soldier scientist would not live to see his goal of using biological weapons against Germany fulfilled.Karl Otto Stroesser saboteur, spy, murderer Receiving orders directly from the upper echelons of Adolf Hitler s Abwehr syndicate, he is the instrument of Nazi Germany s private war waged upon Newfoundland It is through the actions of this cunning, relentless killer that the island colony would witness some of the greatest tragedies ever to unfold in its history.Steeped in political intrigue, power struggles, and espionage, The Banting Enigma looks behind the scenes at Newfoundland s role in World War II and its deadly repercussions.

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    1. ". . . fans of Canadian and Newfoundland history will be thrilled." -- The Globe and Mail"With its spies, murders and international intrigue, and its setting in rugged Newfoundland during the Second World War, the novel has the makings of a movie." -- The Express"Callahan has well researched Banting and his life, and employs myriad details to evoke a stirring and often adventurous time." -- The Telegram"The Banting Enigma is an innovative take on Canadian history." -- Canadian Book Review Annual [...]

    2. Rather disjointed sometimes - not great literature - but interesting for its historical content. Lots of things happenend in Newfoundland during the war that I didn't know about e.g. several ships were sunk by Nazi U-boats just off the coast and there was quite a U.S. military presence on the island, which of course hadn't yet joined Canada. And.was Sir Frederick Banting actually assassinated? That part is speculation, buthe makes quite a case for it.

    3. An interesting book especially if you are familiar with Newfoundland and the locations around the island and in St. John's. It is an effective reconstruction of historical events. Not a history but a story of war in Newfoundland.

    4. The Banting death is only a small part of the espionage history of Newfoundland during WWII. Although he pops around a little bit, the author has written an intriguing book. It has certainly whetted my appetite for further reading about Banting, Newfoundland and especially WWII Canadian history. The problem now is where to begin. Excellent starting point.

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