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Vive La France!

Advantages: A sincere and modest account of an ordinary man helping to win a war.
Disadvantages: None

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
Disadvantages: None

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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Fifty Years On

Advantages: Extremely Informative
Disadvantages: Horror fatigue sets in in last third

...How aptly named. Africa is truly in a state. "The State of Africa" is a shocking indictment of the collective failure of African countries to run themselves with a modicum of decency and efficiency. From the independence in 1957 of Nkrumah's Ghana, born i ...

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Review of The State Of Africa - Martin Mitchell

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Naomi Campbell, blood diamonds & the state of Africa

Advantages: Well researched, well written and easy to read
Disadvantages: Introduction was too lengthy

The case of Naomi Campbell and the blood-diamonds triggered a heated debate a couple of weeks ago with my brother-in-law on why Africa has produced a number of appalling leaders and why the continents economic woes have shown no real signs of abating in d ...

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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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