Desmond Zwar

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Desmond Zwar is an author and a veteran reporter from Melbourne Australia. He formerly worked for the Border Morning Mail in Albury, New South Wales, The Herald (now Herald Sun), Melbourne. Desmond went on to work as a reporter, foreign correspondent, feature writer and latterly acting Features Editor of the London Daily Mail for 11 years.[1] As of 1999 he resides in Beechworth Australia.[2]

He is most famous for conducting an interview over several years with imprisoned Nazi leader Rudolf Hess.[3] This caused international consternation at the time as Desmond eventually persuaded Hess to admit that he had been part of the planning team for the invasion of the Soviet Union. This is what had convinced him to try at the last moment to seek an alliance with Britain against Bolshevism and parachute into Scotland in 1941.[4]

His son Adam Zwar is an actor in Australia.

He studied at Scotch College Melbourne Australia, and graduated in 1949.[5]

Books by Desmond Zwar[edit]

  • The Infamous Of Nuremberg, Written For Col.Burton C Andrus, Published In 1969 By Coward-McCann, US, Leslie Frewin, UK; And In Several European Countries.
  • This Wonderful World Of Golf, With Peter Thomson, Published In 1969 By Pelham Books, UK. ISBN 978-0-7207-0042-8.
  • The Loneliest Man in the World: the inside story of the 30-year imprisonment of Rudolf Hess. Written For Col. Eugene Bird. Secker & Warburg, London, 1974. & Published By Viking US and in 10 Other Countries. ISBN 978-0-436-04290-4. OCLC 1094312
  • Vet In The Clouds, With Vet Don Lavers, Published By Granada UK. 1978. ISBN 978-0-246-11053-4.
  • In Search Of Keith Murdoch, Published By Macmillan, Aust. And UK. 1980. ISBN 978-0-333-29973-9.
  • The Soul Of A School, Published By Macmillan, Aust. 1982. ISBN 978-0-333-33840-7.
  • New Frontiers Of Medical Research, Published By Stein & Day, US, And In Japan. ISBN 978-0-8128-2807-8.
  • The Magic Mussel, Arthritis Another Way, Published By Ideas Unlimited, Aust., 1983. ISBN 978-0-946714-01-8.
  • The Dame: the Life and Times of Dame Jean Macnamara, Medical Pioneer, Published By Macmillan, Aust., 1984. ISBN 978-0-333-38045-1.
  • The Ma Evans Baldness Cure, Woodland Books, US, 1984.
  • Golf: The Dictionary, Published By Sun Books, Aust., David & Charles, UK, Tomas Books, Germany, 1984. ISBN 978-0-7153-8677-4.
  • Doctor Ahead Of His Time - The Life of Dr.Ainslie Meares, Psychiatrist, Published By Greenhouse Publications, 1985. ISBN 978-0-909104-98-6.
  • The Mad, Mad World of Unisex Golf, Published By Ideas Unlimited, Aust. 1990. ISBN 978-0-9591771-1-4.
  • Disgrace! The Saga of The Downfall Of Medical Hero, Dr.William Mcbride.
  • The Queen, Rupert & Me, Sid Harta Publishing, Hartwell, Victoria, Australia, 2004/5/6. ISBN 978-1-877059-66-7.
  • Talking To Rudolf Hess, The History Press UK, 2010. ISBN 978-0-7524-5522-8.


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