History Literature / TheOdessaFile

6th Jun '16 6:08:29 PM forsetipurge
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** More personally, Miller always, always changes the subject whenever someone asks him why he's looking for Roschmann.
2nd Jun '16 1:54:56 PM Viper16
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* ArgentinaIsNaziland: Literally, as the ODESSA is said to be based there (a member asks what he assumes is another one "you're from Buenos-Aires?") Egypt is also Naziland, as several alumni are retired there and the ODESSA is trying to curry favor with Nasser's regime [[spoiler:by giving it the means to destroy Israel]]. Most disturbing, however, is the notion that ''Germany'' is still Naziland and that a number of people who really should be dead or imprisoned for war crimes are still walking around. Wiesenthal explains this while showing Miller records that show that various police officers he knows from his work as a reporter were all former SS members, and explains, with regards to a current wanted war criminal: "they can't arrest him. He used to be their superior officer."

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* ArgentinaIsNaziland: Literally, as the ODESSA is said to be based there (a member asks what he assumes is another one "you're from Buenos-Aires?") Egypt is also Naziland, as several alumni are retired there and the ODESSA is trying to curry favor with Nasser's regime [[spoiler:by giving it the means to destroy Israel]]. Most disturbing, however, is the notion that ''Germany'' is still Naziland and that a number of people who really should be dead or imprisoned for war crimes are still walking around. Wiesenthal explains illustrates this while by showing Miller records that show that various police officers he knows from his work as a reporter were all former SS members, and explains, with regards to a current wanted war criminal: "they can't arrest him. He used to be their superior officer."
2nd Jun '16 1:48:08 PM Viper16
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* ArgentinaIsNaziland: Literally, as the ODESSA is said to be based there (a member asks what he assumes is another one "you're from Buenos-Aires?") Egypt is also Naziland, as several alumni are retired there and the ODESSA is trying to curry favor with Nasser's regime [[spoiler:by giving it the means to destroy Israel]]. Most disturbing, however, is the notion that ''Germany'' is still Naziland and that a number of people who really should be dead or imprisoned for war crimes are still walking around. Wiesenthal explains this while showing Miller records that show that various police officers he knows from his work as a reporter were all former SS members, and explains, with regards to a current wanted war criminal: "they can't arrest him. He used to be their superior officer."


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* ChangeTheUncomfortableSubject: the attitude of practically every German over a certain age towards the Holocaust, according to Forsyth. As a result, Miller's generation has an incomplete picture at best of the recent past and how something like Nazism could have happened.


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* DirtyCoward: Roschmann. He ran away in battle and tried to commandeer a vehicle meant for Wehrmacht soldiers to make his own escape. [[spoiler:When an officer tried to stop him, he shot him in the back]].


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* FriendOnTheForce: Miller has one, but it's not as much help as he'd like.


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* InterserviceRivalry: discussed between the Wehrmacht and the SS. It's noted that during the war, the two organizations largely despised each other, but that since 1945, the ODESSA has put a lot of effort into propaganda convincing Wehrmacht veterans that the SS too were just ordinary and patriotic soldiers.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Miller delivers a terrific one to Roschmann towards the end of the book (see AuthorFilibuster above).


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** An even bigger one just before: [[spoiler:That was my father]].
22nd Mar '16 1:12:34 AM Mdumas43073
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Creator/FrederickForsyth's second most famous novel, published in 1972 and adapted two years later into a film starring Jon Voight and Maximillian Schell. Said film also features Mary Tamm, who would later appear in ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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Creator/FrederickForsyth's second most famous novel, published in 1972 and adapted two years later into a film directed by Ronald Neame and starring Jon Voight Creator/JonVoight and Maximillian Maximilian Schell. Said film also features Mary Tamm, who would later appear in ''Series/DoctorWho''.
22nd Mar '16 1:10:53 AM Mdumas43073
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11th Mar '15 6:08:11 PM forsetipurge
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* ForeShadowing: Miller always refuses to answer when people ask him why he wants to track down Edward Roschnmann.
11th Mar '15 6:05:12 PM forsetipurge
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* WhamLine: I'm sorry for them. [[spoiler: But not that sorry.]]
10th Mar '15 2:22:30 PM MarkLungo
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* [[spoiler:YouKilledMyFather]]: The real reason Peter Miller assists the {{Mossad}} in infiltrating [=ODESSA=].

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* [[spoiler:YouKilledMyFather]]: The real reason Peter Miller assists the {{Mossad}} UsefulNotes/{{Mossad}} in infiltrating [=ODESSA=].
19th Jan '15 6:00:58 PM AllenbysEyes
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* AuthorFilibuster: Miller's speech to Roschmann denouncing Nazism, both for its obvious evils and for permanently destroying Germany's reputation. This echoes Forsyth's own comments in the book's foreword.
25th Dec '14 9:20:40 PM forsetipurge
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* CoolCar: This leads to Miller being exposed as TheMole, as the Nazi's remember his distinctive car.

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* CoolCar: This leads to Miller being exposed as TheMole, as the Nazi's Nazis remember his distinctive car.car.
* DrivingQuestion: Why does Miller insist on hunting down Roschnmann?
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