Parachute to Berlin

Lowell Bennett

The vivid account of a war correspondent shot down over Germany and taken prisoner.
Date Published :
April 2023
Publisher :
Contributor(s) :
Alan Bennett
Illustration :
B&W illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781636243160
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 6 X 9 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


Bennett was one of several journalists to fly a night raid over Berlin in November 1943. This is the vivid testimony of an American journalist shot down over Berlin. After he was captured in Berlin, he was taken on a tour of Germany and shown what the civilian population was being subjected to. Bennett spent the rest of the war in Stalag Luft I, where he started the newspaper POW WOW, secretly read by 9,000 prisoners. Bennett's experiences led him to condemn the Allied policy of systematically bombing civilian population centers.

About The Author

Lowell Bennett was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1920. He embarked early on a life of adventure that took him all over the world, before meeting his Scottish wife-to-be in London in 1940 and becoming a war correspondent for the American International News Service. His first war assignment was covering the Allied invasion of Tunisia in October 1942, a story he tells in his first book Assignment to Nowhere, published by the Vanguard Press in 1943 in New York.


1. Assignment Over Germany
2. Parachute to Berlin
3. Unexpected Visitor
4. To Solitary Confinement
5. Questions and Answers
6. Nazidom’s Guest
7. Wartime Tourist
8. Daylight Bombing Commentary
9. Ravaged Ruhr
10. Escape
11. Slata Praha
12. Gestapo Interlude
13. Illegal Tourism
14. Chain-Letter Sabotage
15. The House That Flak Built
16. Not as Briefed
17. Pow Wow
18. May Day Liberation
19. Flight to Civilization

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