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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Review: The British Spy Manual: The Authentic Special Operations Executive (SOE) Guide for WWII

Title: The British Spy Manual: The Authentic Special Operations Executive (SOE) Guide for WWII
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Aurum Press
Publish Date: October 31, 2014
Source: I received a copy from the publisher; however, this did not affect my review.

What's the Story?:

From "Imagine sitting behind a desk, in a classroom, miles from anywhere in the English countryside, alongside dozens of fellow students, dreaming of being parachuted into Occupied France to undertake daring missions against Hitler's forces. What were you taught? What text books did they give you, and what homework and exams were you expected to pass in order to make the grade?"

My Two Cents:

I was really interested to read the spy manual for Brits during World War II because I have a keen interest in World War II. I just think that it is such a fascinating time. And it is still by far one of my favorite historical periods to read about! Basically what this book is, is a replica of the actual manual that British spies would've received during World War II. It covers all of their materials as well as some of their tactics. This book definitely opened my eyes to what it must have really been like to be a spy during WWII. It is truly a great gift for history lovers.

But I really liked about those book is that it gives you a really unique perspective and to just how knowledgeable spies had to be in many different disciplines in order to carry out their jobs. The book covers everything from the equipment that each spy had to know how to use to details on how to do undercover make-up and also how to set traps for their enemies.

This would be a great pick for those who love history or those who are interested in World War II. I am making my husband read this book because I know that as a history lover, he will definitely enjoy it! I think you will really enjoy getting this unique perspective on some of the things that happened during World War II.


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