Bombshell is an unknown true story unearthed from World War II documents. Although a historical biography, it reads as a dramatic psychological thriller, and it covers the dark period of the Third Reich in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. Barbara Goette accepts an offer to join global tycoon Ludwig Roselius (The Lion) and work for the HAG conglomerate. He is a very successful older industrialist who invented decaffeinated coffee. She is 26 and has just completed her state examinations at Kiel University. Being intelligent, glamorous and hard-working, she quickly rises to become Dr Roselius' closest collaborator. The Lion earlier established himself in New York before World War I, becoming the most diversified industrialist Germany had ever seen. He rejected Hitler as a dreamer and sent him away empty-handed when Hitler asked him for funds in 1922 and 1930. This was not forgotten and Hitler launches vitriolic verbal attacks on Dr. Roselius in 1936. Barbara saves the doctor's life by appealing to Hitler during a chance meeting in Berlin. Dr Roselius died in 1943. Barbara was cut loose from her job and barely survived the war. She married English lecturer Dr. J.P. Leidig in 1945. In 1950, the family emigrated to Australia. Bombshell clarifies many unknown historical issues and also provides explanations that were previously misunderstood about what corporate life was like in war-torn Germany. Born in Germany, Ludwig Leidig is now retired and lives in Adelaide, Australia. Publisher's website: http://sbpra.com/LudwigLeidig
Ludwig Leidig wurde 1949 in Gunzenhausen geboren. Sein Vorname kommt vom Bremer Kaffeekönig Dr. Ludwig Roselius welcher von seiner Mutter Barbara Goette hoch verehrt war.
1950 wanderten die Eltern nach Australien aus und zuhause wurde Deutsch gesprochen. Sonntags mussten die Jungens eine halbe Stunde Deutsch schreiben.
German was an extra subject for examinations and it was certainly handy when I finally decided to write the book Bombshell in 2011. My background is actually mathematics and physics but languages were always a hobby for me. I had to translate many documents and letters. We also read many German books on the Focke-Wulf aircraft company. This company was 46% owned by Kaffee HAG or Ludwig Roselius and 28% by ITT or American tycoon Colonel Sosthenes Behn. It's a fascinating story and totally unknown by most people. Business certainly went on during WWII!
The film version of Bombshell should be fantastic!
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