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Post by daviddawud » 11 Mar 2019, 16:14

timd wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 11:51
I think this book addresses aspects and particularly people who aided in the Great War who have not previously been mentioned.
I think I quite agree with you on this one. The book was an eye opener to me as regards some of the things that happened during the great world war of 1949-1950's.

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Post by nbel » 13 Mar 2019, 16:39

I agree that the author did a great job when plotting the book. The way Greg Kater captured the major obstacles of the war made the book very exciting for me. I think that the book reflects our present a little bit. Everything changed a lot throughout time, but past history can be linked to our present day.

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Post by chiefsimplex » 14 Mar 2019, 15:50

while the story itself prove to be based on WW2 events, it is the morale that i am more interested in - that usually in efforts for collective good there are always those individuals whose priceless sacrifices eludes the public.
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Post by onemorechap » 16 Mar 2019, 09:31

War nowadays seems more accepted? More far from us? I don't know how to put it, but I feel stories from back then seem more familiar, while now humanity has turned so unhuman that we can't get how awful current wars are...

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Post by Nyambura Githui » 17 Mar 2019, 06:48

sonya01 wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 17:33
War is so different nowadays, to what it used to be. The mechanism of warfare has become far more high-tech and impersonal. It has also come closer, brought into our homes and lives through advanced communications, social media and the internet. I think the author skillfully captured the war setting of that day, but it is a far cry from what we are exposed to in the present.
I totally agree with you on the issue.

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Post by cpru68 » 18 Mar 2019, 16:54

I liked learning about the different spies, and how they had to side step one another to try and gather information. I guess when I hear of war, I am only thinking of the civilians trying to survive, so it was interesting to view this story from a spy perspective. And really, as much as a war is won on land, it is also a victory to outsmart the enemy behind the scenes.
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Post by ayomie » 22 Mar 2019, 18:25

It is true that times have changed. We're no longer where we used to be 100 years ago. So I believe this book cannot perfectly reflect present realities.

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Post by flaming_quills » Yesterday, 10:24

I think the story partly reflects today's day and age mostly because war and it's rarely drastically different. But also, a significant portion of the story focuses on what happens in the 1950s and in that sense it may not be applicable to people of this century.

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