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Very good novel on Dunkirk.,
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This review is from: Darkest Hour (Jack Tanner 2) (Hardcover)
I thought the Odin Mission was a 'cracking' book and Segeant Jack Tanner is our 20th century Richard Sharpe. The second book follows on and cover the BEF in France and the subsequent retreat to Dunkirk. I liked Hollands' view of the French and he explained the almost impossible situation Gort found himself in. We still know very little about Tanner and I think after Norway he would have had a DCM next to his Military Medal (but perhaps this will happen in book three, with a bar to his DCM for France and the evacuation?). Tanner is the right material for promotion, a field commission after Dunkirk certainly and as a junior officer he could certainly maintain his adventures with Sykes as his Sergeant? I've grown to like Tanner very much and with all heroes I want him to do well in his profession.
The beginning of the book dragged a bit, but the descriptions of the battles was especially good, the last twenty pages the best part of all. I very much look forward to the next book in the series.