Posts Tagged ‘World War II’

Suite Francais. A review

January 26, 2008

Jenny Haines

Suite Francais is an unfinished novel by Irene Nemirovsky, written at the time of the fall of France and its occupation by the Nazis. It was meant to be a suite of stories, similar to a symphony, but only two parts of the suite were completed before the author was murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz in 1942.

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The Oster conspiracy

August 15, 2003

The Oster Conspiracy of 1938. The Unknown Story of the Military Plot to Kill Hitler, by Terry Parssinen, Pimlico Press, 2004

Jenny Haines

I came across this book in a sale at Sydney’s Co-Op Bookshop, and it is a gem, with more than passing relevance to the present time. Reading it, I was left wondering what may be going on in the minds of the leaders of the British and US military, particularly given recent pronouncements against the Iraq War by military chiefs in both of these countries.

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