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So ordered. Thanks, I hadn't even heard of that one.
daftandbarmy said:If you haven't read it already I recommend 'Excursion to Hell' by Vince Bramley. Pure Para Reg gold....
NinerSix said:Making my way through the Sharpe series. Quick easy reads. Pretty formulaic in the first few books, but I do enjoy the narrative being woven into historical event/battles.
Old Sweat said:The book also relates the story of the Manhattan Project and I learned for the first time that the project involved scientists from Canada. Indeed the first nuclear device detonated at the Trinity Site was assembled by a Canadian physicist.
cupper said:Another Canadian who was involved, but came to suffer an unfortunate death during the project was Louis Slotin.
ModlrMike said:Leviathan Wakes - James S. A. Corey
Watched the first season on Space, and though it was pretty good. The book and the show are thus far pretty faithful to each other.
Dimsum said:The rest of the book series is on par (with the exception of one which was less than stellar) or better than LW. It's a great series and the Expanse definitely did it justice, despite *slight spoiler alert* Avarasala being much too toned-down in her use of expletives.
Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
One of the greatest feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor's remarkable life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on 26 April 1944. He and Captain Billy Moss hatched a daring plan to abduct the general, while ensuring that no reprisals were taken against the Cretan population. Dressed as German military police, they stopped and took control of Kreipe's car, drove through twenty-two German checkpoints, then succeeded in hiding from the German army before finally being picked up on a beach in the south of the island and transported to safety in Egypt on 14 May.
Abducting a General is Leigh Fermor's own account of the kidnap, published for the first time. Written in his inimitable prose, and introduced by acclaimed Special Operations Executive historian Roderick Bailey, it is a glorious first-hand account of one of the great adventures of the Second World War. Also included in this book are Leigh Fermor's intelligence reports, sent from caves deep within Crete yet still retaining his remarkable prose skills, which bring the immediacy of SOE operations vividly alive, as well as the peril which the SOE and Resistance were operating under; and a guide to the journey that Kreipe was taken on, as seen in the 1957 film Ill Met by Moonlight starring Dirk Bogarde, from the abandonment of his car to the embarkation site so that the modern visitor can relive this extraordinary event...