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One man's tale, one man's considerable impact

Advantages: Fascinating, easy to read
Disadvantages: A little too much post-War material for me

(A little galling to propose this product and have a "Lifted" review bag the "First review" - but there you go!!) This book tells a gripping story, and its fascination derives from several factors. Firstly, it is essentially one man’s wartime story. ...

2mennycds 19.03.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Behind Enemy Lines - Sir Tommy MacPherson, Richard Bath

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A superb account of a remarkable hero's life.

Advantages: So touched
Disadvantages: Let me cry

...wish the author had taken more time and expanded on what he did with the resistance instead of all the athletic and business story. I am sure there were many many things that did not make it into the book. Why call it behind the lines when a more correc ...

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Review of Behind Enemy Lines - Sir Tommy MacPherson, Richard Bath

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The hunt for the deadliest German weapons

Advantages: Little known story, well written, intriguing photographs
Disadvantages: Perhaps a little too lengthy/detailed for some

On 8th September 1944 three people were killed in Staveley Road, Chiswick (west London). It was apparently a “gas-line explosion” and, three deaths to explosions were hardly remarkable in wartime London. What WAS unusual wasn’t the number killed, but th ...

2mennycds 18.10.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Operation Crossbow - Allan Williams

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"Scathed but unbroken"

Advantages: Well translated, compelling, from harrowing to uplifting
Disadvantages: Disturbing; many names - hard to keep track

The subtitle of this book is accurate but incomplete, in my opinion: “One woman’s extraordinary account of survival in the heart of Nazi Germany”. It is the story of a JEWISH woman who lived in hiding in Berlin throughout the Nazi regime, form its rise t ...

2mennycds 25.05.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Gone to Ground - Marie Jalowicz Simon

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A Tiger for Churchill? (Oh Yusss?)

Advantages: Easy to read, gripping, fascinating
Disadvantages: Rather gung-ho, one or two stylistic issues

On 20th April 1942 Adolf Hitler was greeted by the sight of two tanks at his mountain stronghold. They were being showcased to him. One was manufactured by Porsche, the other by Herschel. The Hershel model outperformed its Porsche rival and won its compa ...

2mennycds 09.03.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Catch That Tiger - Noel Botham, Bruce Montague

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