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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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An overview of Arab History

Advantages: Highly Informative for the layman
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With the current discontent that we see so much of on the news these days, I have been finding myself more and more drawn to gaining an insight to the Arab mind and their rich history. "The Arabs" by Peter Mansfield is a highly informative book which ve ...

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Review of The Arabs - Peter Mansfield

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Things you never knew...

Advantages: Interesting pieces of history
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...Fr. John Meyendorff, professor of church history and patristics, has produced in Imperial Unity and Christian Divisions, the second volume in a series on church history published by the Seminary Press of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, a uni ...

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Review of Imperial Unity and Christian Divisions - John Meyendorff

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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 ...

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Review of Peacemakers - Margaret Macmillan

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