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Description - The Baader-Meinhof Complex by Stefan Aust

Rooted in the student movement of the 1960s, the story of the Baader-Meinhof group or the Red Army Faction (RAF), as they called themselves began in May 1970 with the freeing of Andreas Baader, imprisoned for setting fire to department stores in protest against the Vietnam War. After thirty years of violent confrontation with the German state costing the lives of 34 politicians and industrialists, chauffeurs and policemen it ended on 20 April 1998 with a declaration sent to the Reuters news agency- Almost 28 years ago, on 17 May 1970, the RAF arose in a campaign of liberation. Today we end this project. The urban guerrilla in the shape of the RAF is now history. The war of 6 against 60 million (Heinrich Boll) led to the mass mobilisation of police and security services, culminating in the German Autumn of 1977 when RAF violence reached its peak with the kidnapping and murder of the industrialist Hanns Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of a Lufthansa jet by Palestinian terrorists to secure the release of the key members of the group, then serving life sentences. When they heard news that the jet had been freed by German special forces in Mogadischu, the founder membe

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847920454
ISBN-10: 1847920454
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 154mm x 35mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: The Bodley Head Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stefan Aust

Stefan Aust is the editor of the political weekly Der Spiegel, Germany's most influential magazine.

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Baader-Meinhof by Stefan Aust
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