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4.0 out of 5 stars Shadow warriors
This is an interesting book in pulp history form. There are the usual dramatic illustrations as well as photographs. There is much accuracy here, in the story of the British SOE (Special Operations Executive). It is told mainly in the story of 3 operatives: the men who parachuted into Norway to destroy the German's heavy water plant and the possibility of an atomic...
Published on October 17, 2010 by wogan

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3.0 out of 5 stars retro book look
The stories were very good and well written placed in WWII. The art throughout the book was even thought provoking with that retro look of a bygone era.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Shadow warriors, October 17, 2010
This review is from: Shadow Knights: The Secret War Against Hitler (Hardcover)
This is an interesting book in pulp history form. There are the usual dramatic illustrations as well as photographs. There is much accuracy here, in the story of the British SOE (Special Operations Executive). It is told mainly in the story of 3 operatives: the men who parachuted into Norway to destroy the German's heavy water plant and the possibility of an atomic weapon, and Harry Ree and Noor Inayat Khan; 2 agents working in occupied France.

Under no circumstances is this for very young children. The violence is graphically described; but as something to get younger, at least mature middle schoolers and even older people interested in history and have some appreciation for what went on in WWII - a total war.
One of the problems is that it jumps from story to story, sometimes not even in chronological order, which makes for some frustrating reading and even at times confusing. There are some inserted accounts in boxes with varied subjects such as: "Did SOE knowingly sacrifice its own agents?".
The Aftermath tells some hard truths about war, among them: "let these tales of SOE`s shadow knights add no further glory to war. Let them honor something larger: the mysterious power that sometimes allows human beings to reach beyond themselves."
In total this is a book that anyone interested in WWII, history, secret organizations and exploits might be interested in reading.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT PRESENTATION!, July 8, 2011
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If you like history but don't like the typical dry delivery of a history book, this is the book for you. This book is more candid and honest than most American versions. It was super fun to learn about WWII in this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Citizens risking their lives to infiltrate Hitler’s Europe, February 23, 2014
This is a very interesting and informative “Pulp History” book. This World War II book is written in the old pulp style of storytelling’, very heavy in illustrations. The illustrations include photographs, posters, maps, sketches and artwork. This book tells the incredible story of everyday British citizens risking their lives to infiltrate Hitler’s Europe. The story is exciting and violent, thrilling and dramatic. I never realized how horrific war could be. If you are looking for a history book that tells you not just facts about the war but the feel of the war, this book is for you. This style of book is a great idea and I look forward to reading many more books like this one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very fun book., July 16, 2013
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Kamiya does a fantastic job telling the individual stories of SOE agents. While the stories are good on their own he also manages to educate the reader on the history and formation of the SOE. Over all it is very exciting and fun and just as educational.KCCO.
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3.0 out of 5 stars retro book look, August 19, 2012
This review is from: Shadow Knights: The Secret War Against Hitler (Hardcover)
The stories were very good and well written placed in WWII. The art throughout the book was even thought provoking with that retro look of a bygone era.
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Shadow Knights: The Secret War Against Hitler by Gary Kamiya (Hardcover - October 5, 2010)
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