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Gone to Ground, 8 Sep 2011
A fantastic, yet rather disturbing view into what 'might have happened' if Operation Sealion had succeeded. The role that the Auxiliary Units would have played is brilliantly brought to life by Bill Watson as Bob and his comrades do their best to disrupt the German occupying forces.
An interesting aspect of the book is the varying reactions of the local people as the German army reacted brutally to the Aux Units actions - the round up and shooting of innocent members of the public by the invaders in retaliation as well as Aux Units members themselves dispatching collaborators, brings to life the horrible consequences of war and occupation , and what the Aux Units would have had to contend with, mentally and physically.
The fact that Bill Watson was a member of the Duns Unit makes the book a rare opportunity to gain a real insight into the formation and training of the Units, helping to fill in some of the gaps that remain 70 years on.