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Q: The British Blacklist prepared by the Gestapo - 1940 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: The British Blacklist prepared by the Gestapo - 1940
Category: Relationships and Society > Government
Asked by: probonopublico-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 19 Jul 2003 10:43 PDT
Expires: 18 Aug 2003 10:43 PDT
Question ID: 232795
I have seen many references to (and extracts from) the above, which
was compiled in anticipation of Germany invading Britain.

Is the full list (which is aid to include over 2,300 names) available
to the public and, if so, where?

I live in Hove (on the south coast of England), so the closer the
better .......
Subject: Re: The British Blacklist prepared by the Gestapo - 1940
Answered By: seizer-ga on 19 Jul 2003 11:33 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
A very good evening to you! 

The list does indeed seem to be available, and has been since the 1968
publication of a book called "The Last Ditch", by David Lampe. The
book deals with Britain's "last ditch" plans, should an invasion
occur. There are several references to this book containing the full
list, scattered around the pages listed below (search within these
pages for "ditch"). If for some reason the book does not contain the
entire list you were expecting, please do let me know!

You may already have seen the Manchester Guardian's 1945 article on
the discovery of the list, as it turns up fairly regularly in search
results on this topic - but if not, it's well worth a read:,6051,127730,00.html

Tracking down "The Last Ditch" is not so easy, as it appears to be out
of print. My alma mater up in Falmer doesn't seem to have a copy of
it, although they may be able to make an inter-library loan request -
if not, the closest locations are London and Oxford.

Here's a list of some university copies:

And here's the copy held by the British Library:

If you wish to buy it, there are several offers available on the web,
starting around the $30 mark (international delivery will add to that
considerably, though):

Alibris used books:

Amazon used books:

I hope this helps! If anything's unclear, a link does not function, or
you wish to start a debate about Falmer stadium, then please don't
hesitate to request clarification!



Search strategy:

gestapo black list
gestapo blacklist
gestapo "arrest list" invasion britain
nazi arrest list britain
uk library search
used book search

Request for Answer Clarification by probonopublico-ga on 19 Jul 2003 12:10 PDT
Hi, Seizer!

Many thanks for your answer.

I found 24 copies (in various countries) ranging from $18 to $60 ...
and I've now ordered one from a UK bookshop.

I expect that it will arrive within a few days.

I shall withhold my rating, etc. pending receipt of the book.

I believe that you said that you would pay for the book .... 

This is greatly appreciated. I can take PayPal.

Kindest regards


PS What did you do at Falmer?

Clarification of Answer by seizer-ga on 19 Jul 2003 15:28 PDT
As much as I'd like to make a gift to you of this wondrous tome, GA's
Terms of Service prohibit the posting of personal information on this
site - thus barring us from establishing a PayPal transaction ;-)

In all seriousness, my comment was just a reminder that if this
information proves incorrect, and the list is abridged somehow, I
would withdraw my answer!

I spent a few years in Sussex University, picking up a bachelors
degree in Computer Science. Contrary to public perception, we aren't
all impoverished and unqualified eccentrics, chained up in a basement
in Mountain View, CA. Some of us are chained up in good old British
basements, too.



Request for Answer Clarification by probonopublico-ga on 12 Aug 2003 23:48 PDT
Hi, Seizer

The book arrived (but only yesterday) and it certainly fills the bill.

Many thanks.


Clarification of Answer by seizer-ga on 13 Aug 2003 13:57 PDT
Fantastic - that's great to hear. I bit my lip after your carpe diem
moment, in case the stars were premature!

Happy reading,

probonopublico-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
The book's not yet arrived but what the Hell?

Seize the Moment!

Subject: Re: The British Blacklist prepared by the Gestapo - 1940
From: kemlo-ga on 21 Jul 2003 14:26 PDT
Hi PB: 
I suggest you try this book

It has the compleat list with notes and comments and also the SS guide
to Britain. Sorry I shud ave red th' link first before posting
Yours. Kemlo
Subject: Re: The British Blacklist prepared by the Gestapo - 1940
From: kemlo-ga on 15 Aug 2003 11:27 PDT
Bryan I still yhink the edition I sugested will be better as it is not abridged
LoL Simon

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