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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 ...

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A fascinating text

Advantages: Good history, interesting topics
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'Londinium: London in the Roman Empire' by John Morris is an absolutely wonderful book on the history of London's origins. A narrative history that is thorough and interesting, this text covers a wide range of historical issues. Morris organises the b ...

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Seeking the foundations

Advantages: A great history of the earliest days of a great city
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'Londinium: London in the Roman Empire' by John Morris is an absolutely wonderful book on the history of London's origins. A narrative history that is thorough and interesting, this text covers a wide range of historical issues. Morris organises the bo ...

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Chasing memories on the Atlantic shores

Advantages: a easy paced and informative read
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On the wind-blasted shore of Hudson Bay in Canada there stand some ancient ruins, ruins that, by their own admission, were not made by the indigenous Inuit people. Carbon dating techniques have revealed that the structures pre-date the Viking settlements ...

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Review of The Alban Quest - Farley Mowat

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