In the Shadow of the Gestapo: A True Story
Dimensions: 6x9 inches
A true story. Twenty-one year old Gunvald Tomstad, a farmer from Flekkefjord, Norway, is a pacifist at the beginning of World War II. He sees his country’s freedoms systematically removed. He witnesses tortures and executions from the German occupiers-his compelled to fight! And fight he does-in a way that all who know and love him can never imagine! Gunvald joins the Norwegian Nazi party, ascends to leadership within the party and earns the complete confidence of the German occupiers. The locals call him the most dangerous Nazi in all of southern Norway. Honorable Norwegians detest and fear him, even attempting to murder him. Only a handful of Norwegians know his true mission, that of a double spy. His home becomes a gathering place for the Gestapo and the power-seeking Norwegian Nazis. The Gestapo and Nazis that visit Helle farm do not know that their secrets are being transmitted by radio from a little loft on the upper story of his farm house. The radio sends information that helps destroy one of the world’s largest battleships, the Bismark, and lets London know about the ship traffic, military concentrations, and much more. Gunvald is a master of deceit and treachery against his enemies. He keeps his game going for two years. When the Gestapo becomes suspicious he escapes at the last minute fleeing through Sweden to England. This is a true story of patriotism, courage, deceit, and espionage, accomplished at tragic personal cost to Gunvald.