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The Polish Officer by Alan Furst
The Polish Officer by Alan Furst
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4.0 out of 5 stars Polish Survival, 30 July 2009
In many ways an excellent book well written and evocative of its era.However like one other reviewer I found my suspension of disbelief shattered by elementary matters of detail and research.Since when have there been Norman Farmhouses and peasants in the pas de Calais?How could the Mayor of Calais make his own Calvados?Normandy is as we all know a little further away both geographically and historically in the context of the war.And could two alleged frenchmen really drive around recently occupied France with an invasion about to take place unopposed with no roadblocks or army checkpoints?Still it makes a very enjoyabl read but Le Carre it's not.

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