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Yancey, Dwayne (American playwright, journalist, 1958-____), “Ernst Busch in Captivity,”

a 5-minute drama in English, set in a British prison, June, 1945,

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; • © 2004 by Dwayne Yancey; • in Dwayne Yancey’s Ernst Busch in Captivity (Fincastle, Virginia, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Dwayne Yancey, 1791 Mount Pleasant Church Road, Fincastle, Virginia 24090, U.S.A., e-mail dwayneyancey@yahoo.com, telephone (home/work) 540-473-3313, (work) 540-981-3113. • Cited by Dwayne Yancey via ftp November 12, 2004; Yancey says,

§ Dramatis Persona Ernst Busch (m), a prisoner of war, German general during World War II.

§ Synopsis Ernst Busch looks back regretfully at how he missed his chance to become famous.

§ Comment “Ernst Busch was the German general who was scheduled to lead the Nazi invasion of England in fall, 1940, an invasion that was later cancelled. This script looks at Busch as a prisoner of war in June, 1945, looking back regretfully at how he missed his chance to become famous.

§ Themes biography, Busch (Ernst Busch, Nazi general, July 6, 1885-17th July 17, 1945), England, Germany, history, military, Nazism, prisoner of war, regret, war, World War II.”



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