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Fascinating and at times unbelievable,
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This review is from: Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II (Kindle Edition)
Review of Kindle version.
The story of Operation Mincemeat has to be one of the most incredible of WW2. There were times when reading this book that I just didn't understand why it wasn't rumbled immediately. Some of the actions of the main protagonists are farcical and I got to thinking that, like some of the stories now coming out about the Battle of Britain, Britain didn't so much as win the war as Germany lost it.
Ben Macintyre does weave a good story around the facts and I liked his style of writing, even if it did at times wander from the main story, I like the fleshing out of the characters as it makes the story less dry.
I bought the Kindle version of this so a few words about that.
It's about 50p cheaper than the paperback but I have to say I wasn't that impressed. I should say I only have recently got a Kindle and this is the first factual book I have read on it.
There are a number of errors in the text were you suddenly get a odd character i.e. a % or something similar in a word and in a few places there are two hyphens in a very short word. The photos in the book are clear but the wording with the photos is very small, and although I could read it others may struggle. So on balance I wish I had got the paperback version, Kindles seem to be more suited to novels. Still 4* for an absolutely fascinating read.