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by Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema

eBook Soldier of Orange download ISBN: 0722144938
Author: Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema
Publisher: Sphere Books (1982)
Language: English
Pages: 288
ePub: 1100 kb
Fb2: 1440 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: History
Subcategory: Military

Siebren Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema RMWO, DFC (3 April 1917 – 26 September 2007) was a Dutch writer who became a resistance fighter and RAF pilot during the Second World War. Near the end of the war he was adjudant (assistant) to Queen Wilhelmina

Siebren Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema RMWO, DFC (3 April 1917 – 26 September 2007) was a Dutch writer who became a resistance fighter and RAF pilot during the Second World War. Near the end of the war he was adjudant (assistant) to Queen Wilhelmina. He is perhaps best known for his book Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) which described his experiences in World War II. His book was later made into a film.

Erik Hazelhoff-Roelfzema lived for a long time in Hawaii and died here. Soldier of Orange gives a candid view of history and friendship during WWII. The history is remarkable because it tells of struggles within The Netherlands which are little known to most people. I wished I'd met him while he was alive. Wonderful collector's item. There is also a movie by the same name starring Rutger Hauer and directed by Paul Verhoven.

Soldier of Orange gives a candid view of history and friendship during WWII Erik Hazelhoff-Roelfzema lived for a long time in Hawaii and died here.

Soldier of Orange gives a candid view of history and friendship during WWII. Erik Hazelhoff-Roelfzema lived for a long time in Hawaii and died here.

Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, who won the Netherlands’ highest military honor in World War II after leading 15 small-boat spying . Soldier of Orange, titled in deference to the Dutch royal dynasty, the House of Orange, has sold more than a million copies

Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, who won the Netherlands’ highest military honor in World War II after leading 15 small-boat spying missions to the shores of his Nazi-occupied homeland in 1942, then flew 72 sorties in small plywood planes over Germany to point British bombers toward their targets, died Sept. Soldier of Orange, titled in deference to the Dutch royal dynasty, the House of Orange, has sold more than a million copies. In 1977, it was made into a movie by the director Paul Verhoeven, with Rutger Hauer portraying the 23-year-old Mr. Hazelhoff Roelfzema.

Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema’s books.

e autobiography of Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, renowned Dutch resistance fighter and British RAF war pilot, chronicling his remarkable WWII experiences. Soldier of Orange – The Musical will open in the Royal Docks, London Autumn 2020. 7 December at 04:00 ·.

Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema (3 April 1917 - 26 September 2007) - the Soldier of Orange - was one of the most famous Dutch war heroes. Well packaged medal and booklet in very good condition.

Siebren Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzemar (3 April 1917 – 26 September 2007) was a Dutch wartime RAF-pilot, Dutch spy and writer

Siebren Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzemar (3 April 1917 – 26 September 2007) was a Dutch wartime RAF-pilot, Dutch spy and writer. In the Netherlands he became famous as the writer of the 1970 book Soldaat van Oranje(Dutch:Soldier of Orange, also know as Survival Run) in which he describes his experiences in World War II, and which was made into a 1977 film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Rutger Hauer.

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Comments: (7)
Heri
Amazing story -- and all of it based on the author's experiences in WW2. Also set in an excellent movie with Rutger Hauer. One of the best movies in a WW2 setting. The book is required reading in schools in Holland. It should be required reading throughout Europe as a reminder.

The book arrived on time and was in good condition, as described by the seller. I have seen the movie with Rutger Hauer which is excellent so I will enjoy this book. I wish the movie were available on DVD in a format to play on U.S. DVD players. It is one of the best movies set in WW2 ever made and would be very popular for shoppers.
MisterQweene
In 1992 I met my aunt from Canada for the first time. She had lived in Scheveningen before she emigrated to Canada. She told me that she was searching for an English copy of the Soldier of Orange, so she could explain to het Canadian friends what is was like to live in Scheveningen during WOII. I promised I would help her searching. In the beginning it was tough, but when Internet finally got big and Amazon.com was started, I knew it was just a matter of time. And I found it. I had it sent straight to Canada and wrote also a letter to her. The book arrived earlier than the letter, but when she did put two and two together she was very happy. And that after ten years. She could thank me in person, because only a few weeks after she received the book, she came to Holland. A trip she had planned a long time before. ... About the book, it's exciting and a very good read. And it has all happened. A lot in Scheveningen and The Hague. Try to see the movie, the Soldier of Orange, made by the best director of the Netherlands, Paul Verhoeven and the best Dutch actor, Rutger Hauer. Definitely five stars!!
Tuliancel
I have seen the Movie and personally read Erik Hazelhof is memories excellent viewing and reading and should be read by anyone interested of the heroes of the Dutch Underground during the 2nd world war occupation by the Germans in the Netherlands
nailer
Very interesting account of his part in WWII. Book was a signed copy.
Zololmaran
Devastated by the surrender of his country just five days after the Nazi invasion, twenty-three-year-old Erik Hazelhoff, decides to resist. A university student in Leyden, Hazelhoff, joined by friends, makes several attempts to get to England so they can fight the Germans, before finally succeeding. Connecting with Francois van 't Sant, Private Secretary to Queen Wilhelmina, who is in exile in England, Hazelhoff and three friends agree to help start "Contact Holland," an Underground communications network between Holland and England. Ferrying spies across the North Sea into Holland proves more difficult than they have imagined, and with winter weather, high seas, and no communications network in place in Holland, their good intentions do not produce the desired results.

In this autobiographical account, Hazelhoff conveys in dramatic detail the many attempts to establish Underground connections through Scheveningen, and in equally dramatic detail the political scheming between Dutch bureaucrats living in London, who simply want to continue the government's legal existence, and Van 't Sant and the Queen, who want real results. When their plans for Resistance are co-opted by other governmental agencies and Van 't Sant is demeaned as the "Dutch Rasputin," Hazelhoff and his fellow "Englandfarers" decide to take direct action, enlisting in Britain's RAF, so they can fly Mosquito Pathfinder missions over Germany.

Within Hazelhoff's personal story are the stories of many other young men--his friends--all willing to face extreme odds in order to help their country. It is here that the story achieves its greatest significance. Of the 144 agents dropped into Holland between 1940 - 1944, only 28 survived the war. The statistics regarding RAF pilots are equally grim. Yet Hazelhoff tells story after story of various friends performing incredible deeds. His anecdotes about Queen Wilhelmina, to whom he eventually becomes an aide, show her to be a sensitive sovereign dedicated to saving her people, but also a woman worthy of the tribute paid her by Winston Churchill: "I really fear no man in the world--except Queen Wilhelmina."

Hazelhoff brings a writer's sensibilities to this story. His attention to detail and ability to arrange details dramatically create a fast pace and clear picture of the action. His innate modesty keeps his revelations from appearing self-serving, and his observations about the Dutch government and Queen Wilhelmina in exile are fascinating. Filled with the kind of excitement one is more accustomed to reading in fiction, this first-person account of the Resistance is a fine contribution to the historical record and a testament to the spirit of Erik Hazelhoff and his friends. Mary Whipple
Murn
Soldier of Orange gives a candid view of history and friendship during WWII. The history is remarkable because it tells of struggles within The Netherlands which are little known to most people. This book is required reading in schools in Holland and tells a story of one mans bravery and personal accounts of his country in time of war. I highly recommend it for any history buff. There is also a movie by the same name starring Rutger Hauer and directed by Paul Verhoven.
Xtreem
The book came in excellent condition and is very special as it's a slipcased numbered and signed limited edition. Erik Hazelhoff-Roelfzema lived for a long time in Hawaii and died here. I wished I'd met him while he was alive. Wonderful collector's item.
A highly unusual story! I learned a great deal about the Netherlands and the bravery of men who took freedom serioudly - as well as the Queen and her leadership in exile. Ronald Turco Former major USAF (MC).