World War II

The Edelweiss Pirates, 1939-1945

Edelweiss Pirates

An account of the Edelweiss Pirates, a World War II era German anti-Nazi movement of working class youth who fought against the regime.

Cooper, Thomas Heller - Britain's Own War Criminal

British free corps recruitment poster

The story of the British Free Corps, the British SS unit, and one of its key figures Thomas Heller Cooper.

White Rose documents

Hans Scholl (left), Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst, leaders of the White Ros

All the leaflets published by the White Rose group of anti-fascists in Germany, including other documents and texts related to the group.

Interview with an Edelweiss Pirate - Walter Mayer

Edelweiss Pirates in Cologne.

Transcript of a short interview with Walter Mayer, a member of the German youth anti-Nazi organisation, the Edelweiss Pirates.

Capitalism at Work : The Bombing of Dresden - February 1945

1939-1945: Anarchist activity in France during World War II

Patchy historical information about the activity of some anarchists - revolutionary and pacifist - in France during World War II and under occupation.</

The Workers' Opposition in Nazi Germany - Tim Mason

German workers, 1920s.

Tim Mason on resistance to the Nazis from the German working class.

The Personal Act - Pannekoek

Anton Pannekoek writes on the burning of the Reichstag by council communist Marinus Van Der Lubbe (and other possible accomplices) - and discusses what value there is in the tactic of destroying products of bourgeois culture.

Class War on the home front - revolutionary opposition to the Second World War: the Anti-Parliamentary Communist Federation

Wildcat's excellent pamphlet on the Anti-Parliamentary Communist Federation in the first half of the 20th century, and its contributions to debates around the Spanish civil war, World War II and the role of revolutionary organisation.