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Gaston's War: A True Story of a Hero of the Resistance in World War II (Anglais) Relié – Illustré, 1 janvier 1988
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Book by Mayer Allan
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A hero who remained modest throughout his life. Inspiring.
le 29 août 2012 - Publié sur Amazon.com
My father was a resistant in Gent Belgium up to 1943. Like Gaston he was a child when the occupation struck in May 1940. I was very thankful that this biography provided description of what it was like for Gent undergoing this occupation as my father or his family never talked about it. In fact, bar one small essay on his escape to Spain, I have only shards of memories he shared and only a pale idea of what it was my father experienced during those years. So it was with gratitude I picked up this biography and read Gaston's story. It is a good book. It does provide context of the seismic shift which fractured Belgian society. Gent being Flemish, Flemings feeling ostracised within Belgium, ruled from Brussels by the French speakers. But more importantly it tells a story of morality. Making choices without knowing where such choices would lead. After all the Germans boasted of establishing a thousand year Reich and in those early days of occupation, many would have taken this to be a probability. Do people like Gaston (and my father) stood up for what they believed was right even if it was to cost them their life or the lives of others such as family. And for all that he went through Gaston remained basically humble. My father ended bitter and eaten out by what he experienced-an exile in England since 1943 until he died in 1970, and where ironically he was frequently identified as a German. This book made me want to access more source material out of the Belgian resistance, something using the internet has only been partially successful. of my father I have the Belgian Government's record of his was service but no details. I know he was in camp Mirando in Spain before escaping to England-but what he did in Gent (other than he was a communist) I do not know. So I am grateful for the gift of knowledge this book provided and although Gaston has since passed on, I honour his memory, he was a brave boy turned into a courageous man.
The book is a chronological narrative of Gaston Vandermeerssche's considerable ...
le 16 février 2017 - Publié sur Amazon.com
The book is a chronological narrative of Gaston Vandermeerssche's considerable efforts to provide support and intelligence for the allied war effort from within Nazi occupied countries. Expect no flowery prose. The entire book is highly interesting, the final 30 pages are spellbinding.
le 16 octobre 2015 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Excellent book. I enjoyed it.
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le 26 décembre 2004 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Wonderful for adults and teens who are learning about WWII. I just finished this book and found it to be wonderful, truly one of the great books about counterintelligence in WWII and the Resistance. As a teacher and as a librarian I would highly recommend this for history studies. As an adult avid reader who is very discriminating I, personally, found this to be a superior book. The true story of this young man, his contacts, travels,and experiences have suspense, and show courage, intelligence and daring.
True account of a remarkable young man
le 28 octobre 2006 - Publié sur Amazon.com
The book was fascinating especially since we've met this man. I would say that the same story from his mouth is even much more interesting than Mr. Mayer's. For any WWII buffs this book is a must! How can we get to see the movie that was made from this book?