I was surprised to know that this story was based on real events. Really cool. It was pleasure read for people who want to see II world war from quite different perspective.
A great book, first and foremost a thoroughly enjoyable read, indeed a compulsive page turner. However for me the pleasure of reading it was immeasurably heightened by the authenticity in bringing alive the hopes, fears and trauma of those who had to play out their ill informed rural lives in these cataclysmic times.
Hats off to the authors fantastic research and skill in excitingly weaving together the facts of living in war time Vichy France with great characters both real and fictional and culminating in this remarkable and previously unrecorded David and Goliath battle between simple rural patriots and German military might.
It deserves not just 5 stars but 5 medals!
by Amazon review