Central Europe 1914 to 1935

Today's offering from the Rand McNally World Atlas of 1946, is the final one. This map is of course the one that was current at the outbreak of World War II. The section at the front is a series of maps of Europe, which I've posted the last couple of weeks. This final one, isn't … Continue reading Central Europe 1914 to 1935

Review: Masaryk Station

Masaryk Station by David Downing My rating: 5 of 5 stars A superb end to a simply wonderful series. A marvellous end to the book. Happiness tinged with sadness. Tragedy and hope.  It didn’t really feel like a goodbye.’ An au revoir, hopefully. Though that’s probably me wishing it, rather than it actually being so. And yes, he saved the … Continue reading Review: Masaryk Station

Review: Fatherland

Fatherland by Robert Harris My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fatherland was, it seems, first published 1992. The paperback I have, came out in 1993. How I have managed to avoid this one for so long? As The Who once said; 'I can't explain.' It is a really compulsive thriller, a detective story - but … Continue reading Review: Fatherland

Review: The Arms Maker of Berlin

The Arms Maker of Berlin by Dan Fesperman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Spies and the second world war. Who doesn't love stories about one or the other? Spies in the Second World War? Getting better. Spies today and spies in the Second World War - Now that's a match made in some sort … Continue reading Review: The Arms Maker of Berlin