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Journey into Darkness
Journey into Darkness
by Anthony Faramus
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Compulsory text for all Jersey schools, 28 Jun. 2008
This review is from: Journey into Darkness (Hardcover)
I have just bought a paperback copy of this awesome book for sadly only 1p. Such are the ironies of modern life.
I have already read it, as it is available in The Jersey Library to lend, I still though wanted to own a copy of his remarkable story.
As a Jersey born person, who's mother was thirteen when the occupation started, I can perhaps visualse that time and yet still get angry at the, then, wanton violation of that man's freedom and his subsequent tradgic incarceration.
His story is as much a celebration of his fortitude, under terrible circunstances, as it is an indictment of the Jersey authorities willful neglect of his human rights and their disgraceful and apparently to this day shameless, appeasement to the then occupying German powers.
Perhaps, one day, they will reflect and do justice to the memory of an ordinary, but greatly human, being caught up in the mailstrom of those dark days.
I am sorry to have come upon his story too late to have made a meeting with him possible.

Adieu to Anthony Faramus.


Berlin: The Downfall 1945
Berlin: The Downfall 1945
by Antony Beevor
Edition: Audio CD

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The audio cd, 29 Jan. 2008
I read this captivating yet deeply tradgic account of the catastrophic end to the German third reich, but was even more taken by the audio version. If you can afford the unabridged version, or can borrow it from your library you will be totally absorbed by the wonderful reading of Sean Barrett. After so many hours of listening he became the commanding voice of the text and was a perfect choice and is deserving of an award for its epic power of narration.


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