counter create hit From Lightning: Corneliu Codreanu, Horia Sima and the Story of the Romanian Iron Guard - Download Free eBook
Hot Best Seller

From Lightning: Corneliu Codreanu, Horia Sima and the Story of the Romanian Iron Guard

Availability: Ready to download

WHEN, in the Spring of 1919, a nineteen year-old student by the name of Corneliu Codreanu (1899-1938) met with a handful of friends in the Dobrina Forest to discuss plans for a nationalist insurrection, the face of Romanian politics was about to change forever. Mass Jewish immigration and a worrying Bolshevik presence in neighbouring Hungary had meant that political, socia WHEN, in the Spring of 1919, a nineteen year-old student by the name of Corneliu Codreanu (1899-1938) met with a handful of friends in the Dobrina Forest to discuss plans for a nationalist insurrection, the face of Romanian politics was about to change forever. Mass Jewish immigration and a worrying Bolshevik presence in neighbouring Hungary had meant that political, social and economic power in Romania was undergoing a rapid transformation and large-scale corruption in property, finance and media led to an explosive fusion between Orthodox religion and Right-wing politics. Starting out as a young activist in the National-Christian Defence League (LANC), Codreanu went on to form the Legion of Michael the Archangel, or Iron Guard, and mould it into a dynamic paramilitary force that soon invited hostility from the repressive organs of state. Due to its vigorous campaign against Organised Jewry, the Iron Guard was brutally slandered by the press, regularly obliged to defend itself from Communist violence, banned from participating in the electoral process and eventually forced underground. Possessing a meticulous grasp of detail and written with a gripping intensity, Troy Southgate's new work approaches this controversial episode in Romanian history with the candour and respect that it deserves. The book includes an examination of the life and times of Codreanu himself; the mass murder and imprisonment of Legionary cadres; the activities of the Nicadori, Decemviri and Răzbunători "death teams"; the role of Horia Sima (1907-1993) in the National Legionary State and its bloody aftermath; and Romania's gradual incorporation into the dehumanising environs of the Soviet Union. Here, for the first time, is the full and unexpurgated story of the Iron Guard.


Compare

WHEN, in the Spring of 1919, a nineteen year-old student by the name of Corneliu Codreanu (1899-1938) met with a handful of friends in the Dobrina Forest to discuss plans for a nationalist insurrection, the face of Romanian politics was about to change forever. Mass Jewish immigration and a worrying Bolshevik presence in neighbouring Hungary had meant that political, socia WHEN, in the Spring of 1919, a nineteen year-old student by the name of Corneliu Codreanu (1899-1938) met with a handful of friends in the Dobrina Forest to discuss plans for a nationalist insurrection, the face of Romanian politics was about to change forever. Mass Jewish immigration and a worrying Bolshevik presence in neighbouring Hungary had meant that political, social and economic power in Romania was undergoing a rapid transformation and large-scale corruption in property, finance and media led to an explosive fusion between Orthodox religion and Right-wing politics. Starting out as a young activist in the National-Christian Defence League (LANC), Codreanu went on to form the Legion of Michael the Archangel, or Iron Guard, and mould it into a dynamic paramilitary force that soon invited hostility from the repressive organs of state. Due to its vigorous campaign against Organised Jewry, the Iron Guard was brutally slandered by the press, regularly obliged to defend itself from Communist violence, banned from participating in the electoral process and eventually forced underground. Possessing a meticulous grasp of detail and written with a gripping intensity, Troy Southgate's new work approaches this controversial episode in Romanian history with the candour and respect that it deserves. The book includes an examination of the life and times of Codreanu himself; the mass murder and imprisonment of Legionary cadres; the activities of the Nicadori, Decemviri and Răzbunători "death teams"; the role of Horia Sima (1907-1993) in the National Legionary State and its bloody aftermath; and Romania's gradual incorporation into the dehumanising environs of the Soviet Union. Here, for the first time, is the full and unexpurgated story of the Iron Guard.

27 review for From Lightning: Corneliu Codreanu, Horia Sima and the Story of the Romanian Iron Guard

  1. 5 out of 5

    Paul Corbul

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tomas

  3. 4 out of 5

    John Morgan

  4. 4 out of 5

    Uxküll

  5. 5 out of 5

    John Anthony

  6. 5 out of 5

    Donald Forster

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ignas

  8. 5 out of 5

    Anthony

  9. 5 out of 5

    Karg

  10. 4 out of 5

    Crazyarms777

  11. 5 out of 5

    SuperSimpleDriver1949

  12. 4 out of 5

    [چوہا] آدمی

  13. 4 out of 5

    Caitlin

  14. 5 out of 5

    Brent

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nathan

  16. 5 out of 5

    Victor Finn

  17. 4 out of 5

    Bird

  18. 4 out of 5

    Paul Vittay

  19. 4 out of 5

    Radu

  20. 5 out of 5

    Andreea Stroie

  21. 4 out of 5

    Arnie

  22. 4 out of 5

    Krzysiek (Chris)

  23. 4 out of 5

    MarkimusMeridius

  24. 5 out of 5

    Randall

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cliff

  26. 5 out of 5

    C

  27. 5 out of 5

    Fábio Brás

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.