- File Size: 482 KB
- Print Length: 28 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Post Modern Pulp Books (October 31, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 31, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009Z5UGXM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #506,585 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Train to Calais (COMMANDO: Short Bursts Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Spoilers (general theme)
It's June 1941 in Nazi occupied northern France. Our story involves a small band of French resistance fighters and their attempt to attack a troop train heading to the northern coast at Calais.
Some thoughts on "The Train to Calais"... may contain some < spoilers> as well.
1.) a short, well written and thought provoking WWII story.
2.) some interesting personalities within the small band of partisans.
3.) the steady ratcheting up of the tension as the train approaches the ambush point was particularly well done.
4.) the tale seemed to be able to capture, through the intimate discussions of our group, the feelings and attitudes of both the German occupiers and the average French citizens who lived under their oppressive rule.
5.) an ending that while not unexpected, was still emotionally shocking. A situation that the saboteurs must realized might happen before their attack, and then would have to live with the rest of their lives.
6.) my only concern for this work was that some of the conversations between members of our party felt somewhat contrived and maybe even a little forced. Almost like the dialogues were intentional geared to promote the setting, rather than the other way round.
An intriguing fictional WWII vignette detailing one isolated incident in Nazi occupied France during the summer of 41.
As it is... 4 1/2 Stars.