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3.0 out of 5 stars
Alan Furst The polish Officer, 11 April 2013
This is a page turner as most of Mr Fursts' books are. It appears to capture the period very well, including the way the social classes interact. It is let down, however, by poor historical research in places. For example the author has Lancaster bombers attacking a port in Belgium in 1940. Anyone with a superficial knowledge of the Royal air force would know that these aircraft were not in service until 1942. Whilst this may seem a pedantic point and there must be an allowance for poetic licence it left me wondering what else was historically incorrect. Despite this the book was a good read and a good overview of the political complexities of the period.