Friday, December 7, 2012

Books I've Read This Week

Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben MacIntyre is a bit of a companion piece to Operation Mincemeat which is another book by spies in WWII that I highly recommend. In Double Cross we learn all about the spies that England was running during WWII including the ones that Germany thought they were running but were actually English spies or completely fabricated by the English. It is a great book that tries to make sense of the twisting lives of spies, double and triple agents.
Two Generals by Scott Chantler is a fascinating look at the life and memories of Law Chantler, the authors grand father, during his time in WWII. It's beautifully drawn and follows Law as his regiment takes part in D-Day. It's stories like this that make me very proud of Canada's accomplishments during WWII.

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