A very good read. Roger Bushell was a very brave man as we're the other Great Escapers. One cannot help admire the way her took the fight to the enemy. He was a complex character and from reading this book I feel I was able to learn about Roger his good an not so good sides but what comes across is his absolute determination and courage in the face of adversity.
Having been an avid reader of WW 2 history I was intrigued by this book. By the authors own admission there are still a number of unanswered questions., the passage of time will mean we will probably never know the whole truth. Simon Pearson has written a solid, passionate recount of one of the world's great characters, buy the book and share the story.
Simon Pearson has put an incredible amount of information into this book making it a great read, and it is good to read the TRUE story after having seen the Hollywood version..,thoroughly enjoyed it . I dont very often buy new hardbacks but wanted this one after reading the write up in a Sunday paper recently .
No doubt there will be many who will enjoy this book. It relies very much on letters written by Roger Bushel to his family and friends and doesn't have that much content other than that really. I gave up half way through the book; not enough factual reading; unless you want to read a stream of letters.
I was delighted with the service I received when purchasing this book for my husband. He had seen it advertised in a daily newspaper and expressed interest in reading it. I purchased it and it was delivered on the date stated on the email. Thank you very much.
Well researched book giving detailed descriptions of life not only for the wealthy side of society before the war but the hardship of prison life and the glorification of it all by Hollywood which can be dismissed as absolute rubbish.
These make for compelling reading and deals with a side of WWII that has perhaps not been aired enough before. Heroism is there, yes, but the meticulous planning to the disruption of the German war machine is the highlight.