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Intriguing Behind-the-Scenes Story of Germany during World War Two,
This review is from: The Black Orchestra (WW2 spy thriller) (Kindle Edition)
Kurt Müller, a Morse code signalman in the headquarters of the Abwehr (military intelligence) during World War Two, is an average sort of guy caught in very unordinary and dangerous situations.
Kurt is torn between his duty to fight for his country, and his conscience, which is calling on him to fight against what he sees happening around him. "The evil that was the Third Reich must fail, and I yearned to play my part in its downfall," he says.
This is not a war novel, nor is it a spy story. It is a story of a German officer serving an evil empire at a time when there are spies everywhere. Kurt comes across as a very believable character, as do the members of the wide supporting cast.
I enjoyed reading The Black Orchestra. The novel offers intimate and occasionally frightening insights into the lives of Germans coping with a very turbulent time in their history.