Middlesex University and the German Historical Institute London cordially invite you to an evening colloquium on the occasion of the presentation of Sönke Neitzel’s English edition of

Tapping Hitler’s Generals, Transcripts of Secret Conversations 1942-45

(Frontline Books, London, MBI Publishing, St. Paul)

Between 1942 and 1945 the British Intelligence Service undertook an extraordinary surveillance operation. In the sedate surroundings of Trent Park, a large mansion with extensive grounds in North London, they used state of the art bugging equipment to listen in on the private conversations of captured high-ranking German officers. Unlike the countless post-war interrogations, these where informal conversations in which the officers spoke freely to one another and touched upon the most sensitive issues. The transcripts of these conversations, now published in English by Sönke Neitzel, reveal the officers’ views on the progress of the war, and the direction of German politics and strategy. The officers discussed the July Plot of 1944, the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler, collaboration with the enemy, and their experience of German war crimes.

19 November 2007, 18.00 – 20.00

Venue: The Saloon, Mansion Building, Middlesex University,

Trent Park Campus, Bramley Road, London, N14 4YZ

Welcome by Melvyn Keyn, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Middlesex University

and Professor Andreas Gestrich, GHI London

Speeches by Professor Sir Ian Kershaw, University of Sheffield

and Professor Sönke Neitzel, University of Mainz

followed by Q&A and a reception


Janice Roscelli, Tel: 0208 411 6777, Email:

Please note seating limited

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