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  • The Liberator

  • One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau
  • By: Alex Kershaw
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

From July 10, 1943, the date of the Allied landing in Sicily, to May 8, 1945, when victory in Europe was declared - the entire time it took to liberate Europe - no regiment saw more action, and no single platoon, company, or battalion endured worse, than the ones commanded by Felix Sparks, who had entered the war as a greenhorn second lieutenant of the 157th "Eager for Duty" Infantry Regiment of the 45th "Thunderbird" Division. Sparks and his fellow Thunderbirds fought longest and hardest to defeat Hitler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant makes the time disappear

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-11-18

unrecognisable courage

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-15

the selfless acts and fearlessness that this leader of men shown both during and post war should be shown and used as an educational tool to help a new generation realise how people can and should care for one another.
A fantastic book which made me change my own priorities in life
Brilliant

  • Searching for Schindler

  • By: Thomas Keneally
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

In 1980 Thomas Keneally walked into a shop in Beverley Hills to buy a briefcase, an impulse that was to change his life. For the owner, Leopold Pfefferberg, had a story he'd been trying to interest writers and Hollywood in for years. It was the story of Oskar Schindler. In Searching for Schindler, Keneally describes how he went on to discover the full, extraordinary tale of the Aryan who risked his life to save hundreds of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland, interviewing many of the survivors around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As moving as it was informative

  • By Schmick 23 on 01-10-16

great listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 28-08-15

great to hear the story behind the scenes of a already unbeiveable chapter in history. credit to the author and survivors

  • Gardens of Stone

  • My Boyhood in the French Resistance
  • By: Stephen Grady, Michael Wright
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin, Luke Thompson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

An extraordinary wartime memoir, combining the best kind of adventure story with a coming-of-age testimony of unforgettable resonance and poignancy.

September 2011, Halkidiki, Northern Greece: A solitary 86-year-old man gazes across an Aegean headland, knowing that he must finally confront his past. He begins to write...September 1939, Nieppe, Northern France:14 year-old Stephen is living with his family, 25 kilometres from Ypres. His French mother battles with her encroaching blindness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Yet

  • By Ian on 26-08-13

engrossing and awe inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-15

so captivating and impossible to switch off. so brave a generation of young and old patriots

  • The Mascot

  • The Story of a Young Jewish Boy and an SS Extermination Squad
  • By: Mark Kurzem
  • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Part thriller, part psychological drama, The Mascot tells the remarkable true story of how Alex Kurzem unravelled the shocking secrets of his wartime past. With the support of Mark, his son, Alex began to recall how he evaded the German-led execution squad that decimated his village, but witnessed the murder of his Jewish mother and siblings. He fended for himself before falling into the hands of a Latvian police battalion and becoming their mascot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FASCINATING ACCOUNT OF A TRUE STORY

  • By janet on 13-09-11

amazing! moving! and extremely thought provoking!

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Reviewed: 24-07-15

I found myself driving further than required so I could stay emersed in their lives. unforgettable

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