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Vive La France!

Advantages: A sincere and modest account of an ordinary man helping to win a war.
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George Millar a British soldier and escapee from an Italian POW camp volunteered his service to the SOE prior to D-Day in 1944 to assist the French resistance or “Maquis” as they were known. During the German occupation of France, the French population w ...

marylou2u 06.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Maquis: The French Resistance at War - George Millar

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The French Resistance at War

Advantages: Sheds light on an unfamiliar subject
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I live in the area in which Millar operated in 1944. As far as I know, his is the only first-hand description in English of local Resistance activities. It should be far better known and yet local people generally are still reticent and/or uninformed. His ...

geerebox 08.11.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Maquis: The French Resistance at War - George Millar

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The Battle for Chalk and Cheese.

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...An eminent military historian, Brigadier Peter Young, once told an audience that 'not much happened in Wiltshire during the English Civil War," an odd statement to make when you consider the destruction of an entire Parliamentary army on the hills above D ...

steerpyke 05.01.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Civil War in Wiltshire - Tony MacLachlan

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Missed Opportunity

Advantages: Interesting and informative account
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Margaret Macmillan has written a fascinating, possibly definitive account of the attempts to ensure the "war to end war" would live up to its name. The Paris Conference was held as from 1919. It had a twofold purpose and, unfortunately, the two purpose ...

JoePoirot 01.12.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Peacemakers - Margaret Macmillan

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The birth of history

Advantages: a massive and wide ranging study of prehistory
Disadvantages: potential information overload

The sub title of this book is an ideal summation of the books subject and at the same time an audacious claim, "A Global Human History 20000-5000BC." That is a long period of time to condense into one volume, even one like this that runs to over 600 pages ...

steerpyke 18.03.2006 · Read full review
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Review of After The Ice - Steven Mithen

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