Former NPS chief historian unveils Fort Hunt’s WWII secrets in new book


Former NPS chief historian Robert Sutton (Credit: C-SPAN)

If you’re interested in local history, you may want to tune in to C-SPAN tonight (Jan. 23) at 8 p.m. ET for a Q&A with Robert Sutton, former chief historian of the National Park Service (NPS).

Sutton, whose new book “Nazis on the Potomac: The Top-Secret Operation that Helped Win WWII” was published this month, will be discussing the secret military intelligence facility at Fort Hunt where 3,000 Nazis were interrogated by U.S. servicemen during World War II.

According to the publisher’s website, while serving as NPS’s chief historian, Sutton supported and subsidized travel for the team responsible for interviewing veterans who had served at Fort Hunt. Now, he aims to share the veterans’ stories as widely as possible.

Robert Sutton's newly published book (Credit: Casemate Publishers)

A video clip featuring the author discussing his book was recently posted to the George C. Marshall Foundation’s YouTube channel.

Last November, Netflix released an animated documentary short, "Camp Confidential: America's Secret Nazis," featuring interviews with a few veterans who served at Fort Hunt.

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