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Early Praise for our new Legion Condor book!

 

Advance copies of Legion Condor – Karl Ritter's lost 1939 feature film. have prompted very positive feedback:

 

 "A great book." -- from a film historian in Austria.

 

"Real film history written – your best Karl Ritter book!" – from a  well-known film historian in Berlin

 

"  THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SENDING ME YOUR WORK ON LEGION CONDOR. I HAVE READ IT COVER TO COVER AND LEARNED A GREAT DEAL  ALL THE BEST WISHES FOR YOUR FUTURE RESEARCH, " – from a retired Professor Emeritus in the USA, who has books in print on NS wartime propaganda.

From a well–respected German film historian and producer of documentary films on National Socialist film history and cinema:

Returning from the Easter holiday, I found the book. Many thanks, and I am looking forward to an exciting and knowledgeable reading!  Best regards....

 

And from a US book seller and publisher:

I  just  finished  your  Legion  Condor  book,  and  was  unable  to  put it down vuntil  the  last  page  was  read !

Great  research  and  very  well  written. Layout  and  illustrations  first class!

Sure to be a winner...  Big congrats!!

From an American author whose own book on Third Reich film was published earlier this year:

Congratulations on your own new book! What an accomplishment to write a whole book and publish on such important new finds so quickly! You certainly deserve time to rest and enjoy. You are doing a phenomenal job making Ritter’s films and career accessible to other historians. This is a very valuable contribution.

 

And from another German film historian and author:

I have read your book (again, congratulations) and prepared my review which I will write down as soon as I get the confirmation from the editors that they will publish it.

 

From a senior staff member at a major German film institute:

Congratulation to your fascinating work.... which is a interesting case study indeed. 

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From a well–known expert, film historian  and author of books in Spain on German films and newsreels about the Spanish Civil War:

 

Dear Mr. William Gillespie,

Last week I received your book about Ritter’s film Legion Condor. I appreciate very sincerely your kindness and the shipment. The documentary recovery work that you have made is very valuable for the history of cinema and for the history of my country. I want to write an article about Ritter’s films related with the war in Spain. The book you have sent me will be fundamental in that work. I congratulate you for your work, for your collection of materials and I am at your disposal to share information and historiographical interests.

Best regards.

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These comments from Germans, from Austria, from Spain, and from America about the book are unedited and unsolicited – and received with heartfelt thanks.  We have removed the names from these messages as the area of National Socialist film remains a controversial and sensitive topic,  and we wish to protect these professors and authors from any negative blow–back. 

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 N O T E !

The book is now for sale  from this website for €30 ppd. via International Airmail. Australian Customers will receive a refund of  AUD$15 after they pay  €30 for the book using our order form on this website, due to the savings in postage incurred for their order.

The book shall be for sale  starting in Autumn 2019 in the USA from International Historic Films, Chicago, via their new print catalogue and their website ( exact date tba ). They have placed an initial order for seventy-two copies of the book and they believe that it will be a good seller.

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Copies of the book have been given to the Federal German film Archives Library, to the Berlin Film Museum Library, to the Filmarchiv Austria, and to the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich in exchange for permission to use their libraries and archives for some of the book's research and/or photographs. A copy has also been donated to the National Spanish Film Archive Library in Madrid, given the interest in all films to do with the Spanish Civil War.

 

 

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