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Music behind Barbed Wire: A Diary of Summer 1940

  • Author: Gál, H
This remarkable book presents a fine translation of the diary kept by Austrian composer Hans Gal during his internment in the summer of 1940, after he had fled Nazi-occupied Europe with his family.... More…



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  • Appendices
  • Foreword by Sir Alan Peacock
  • Hans Gal: A biographical Introduction
  • Acknowledgements
  • 'Most Regrettable and Deplorable Things have Happened': Britain's Internment of Enemy Aliens in 1940
  • Music behind Barbed Wire I: Donaldson's Hospital, Edinburgh
  • Music behind Barbed Wire II: Huyton, near Liverpool
  • Music behind Barbed Wire III: Central Promenade Camp, Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Postlude: Gal in Britain
  • Appendices
  • Contributors
  • Index of Gal's Works