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Not the best

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-12-2019

The Author gives off the perception through his writing of being an over enthusiastic World War Two follower. His comments made throughout the book loose the readers trust in his work as an historical piece and make one feel as though he entered this project with some well entrenched views. Comments such as ‘wanting to get out of the interview alive’ when talking to an old man on his sick bed whose father was a NAZI criminal that the son barely knew. Shows an unwelcome level of added emotion and drama in an historical text. Stating that the son saying that his father visited him seemed out of place as ‘a father lives with a family and does not simply visit them’ again adds an unneeded perspective from the author. My father was in the military and when deployed for a year he ‘visited’ the family twice. I having read a number of historical books and I had a hard time with this one. I didn’t find it to be overly enjoyable as the trust in the Author was lost at the beginning. Although this style may be suited to some and I encourage people to try it first as it does provide a different insight.

Interesting contrast

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-05-2019

This book reminded me at every page of that terrible book house to house. Both appear to use a medium being the theatre of war in which they fought, and use it to greatly over exaggerate their personal role. I find it interesting that the language and tone used in both these books is very similar and I wonder if both writers were influenced by their home nations propaganda. In any case, if you are looking for an accurate account of history then this book is not for you. If however, you are looking to get an insight into the mind of an individual soldier on the Eastern front and or a good story then this it worth the read as it is a good story.

Jenko

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-2019

A very good read that puts the world in perspective and is a must read. Highly recommend for anyone .

Jenko

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-01-2019

A thrilling story and one which was difficult to put down. Very comprehensive and an easy read. I look forward to his next book on the Rum mutiny.

Jenko

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-2019

I listened to this audiobook in less than forty eight hours as I found it difficult to put away. It is very thought provoking and has answered a number of my questions in reference to life in general. It is highly recommended.

Jenko

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-2019

Brilliant! Something here for everyone and gives a very good insight into anthropology for those not familiar with the subject nor academically inclined. Has changed the way I view some things in life and a highly recommend this book.