This is an outstanding book. Lewis relates the history, first, of how the SAS caused mayhem behind the German lines circa Sep '44, then, following V-E day, of how the SAS tracked down the criminals in the SS who committed some terrible atrocities against both the SAS and the French civilian population. The French civilian residents of Moussey and surrounding villages were just as brave as the SAS and took huge risks in assisting them. The bravery of both the French civilians and the SAS is now justly rewarded with the publication of this book.
To his credit, Lewis doesn't miss the opportunity to have a dig at the appeasers in the UK Foreign Office who were too cowardly to pursue justice against the Nazis and were more interested in directing their gaze at Stalin's Russia. There are also hints, but not proof, that some of the SS criminals who escaped justice ended up working for the CIA under new identities.
Excellent book. Highly recommended.
- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Quercus; 1 edition (26 July 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 178429389X
- ISBN-13: 978-1784293895
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.9 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 322 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)