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FREE MOBI Ò DOC Jackdaws 9780451219596 » [Ebook] ➭ Jackdaws ➬ Ken Follett – D Day is approaching They don’t know where or when but the Germans know it'll be soon and for Felicity “Flick” Clairet the stakes have never been higher A senior agent in the ranks of the Specia D Day is approaching They dHe invasion no target is of greater strategic importance than the largest telephone exchange in EuropeBut when Flick and her Resistance leader husband try a direct head on assault that goes horribly wrong her world turns upside down Her group destroyed her husband missing her superiors unsure of her her own confidence badly shaken she has one last chance at the target but the challenge once daunting is now near impossible The new plan reuires an all woman team none of them Exactly fifty women were sent into France as secret agents by the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War Of those thirty six survived the war The other fourteen gave their lives This book is dedicated to all of themSo Damn Good Ken Follett is best known for his sweeping epics Pillars of the Earth World Without End and Fall of Giants which span decades but in Jackdaws he manages to apply his same talent for engrossing description into a story that takes 10 days The novel is centered around Flick aka Felicity who leads a group of all female secret agents into occupied France to disable an all too important telephone exchange And if that wasn't difficult enough the Nazis know she's coming It's emotional heart pounding and incredibly descriptive You'll swear you were there and you won't be able to put it down Oh yeah And chicks rule From the official historyWomen did not normally organize sabotage; but Pearl Witherington a trained British courier took over and ran an active Mauis of some two thousand men in Berry with gallantry and distinction after the Gestapo arrested her organizer She was strongly recommended for an MC Military Cross for which women were held ineligible; and received instead a civil MBE which she returned observing she had done nothing civil

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D Day is approaching They don’t know where or when but the Germans know it'll be soon and for Felicity “Flick” Clairet the stakes have never been higher A senior agent in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive SOE responsible for sabotage Flick has survived to become one of Britain’s most effective operatives in Northern France She knows that the Germans’ ability to thwart the Allied attack depends upon their lines of communications and in the days before t This is a heart racing brilliantly fast paced and gripping read To merely call it 'exciting' would be an understatement The plot is fantastically well written bringing together drama history and tangible emotion This is certainly not a book which can be easily put downFollett not only knows how to tell a fantastic story and captivate the reader he also knows exactly what the reader wants The ending is just as gripping as the rest of the book and I can guarantee you will not be disappointed by itThe plot of Jackdaws is realistic; many women served in the war and some of them paid the ultimate sacrifice Details of how agents were trained how they reached their destinations in France and the types of attacks they carried out alongside the French Resistance are accurate Through this we are able to see the fear and horror facing those who worked behind enemy lines yet also their courage and resourcefulness and in this respect I can highly recommend this novelOn the other hand I did find some aspects of Jackdaws a little too far fetched It would have been possible to put together an all female group but no agents would have been sent out with the limited training that the characters in this novel received Also some of the characters were incredibly blasé about the dangers facing them behaving almost as though they were on holiday rather than on a secret mission behind enemy lines Having said that this is historical fiction and so one can suspend belief a little in exchange for a good story And ‘Jackdaws’ is that The plotting is clear the action almost constant the suspense engagingAlongside the story of Flick and her group we also have the story of Dieter Franck a German Intelligence officer whose character is full of contradictions – willing to do whatever is necessary to achieve his aims yet feeling the guilt at what those actions entail; a loving husband yet a man who also loves his mistress; a man who upholds the German ideal yet has feelings for a Jew With Franck and the other main characters in this novel Mr Follett explores human psychology showing us the complexity of human relationships and how our feelings for others can colour our actionsAll in all Jackdaws is a good war time thriller Anyone who enjoys a fast paced story set during the Second World War will enjoy this novel

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JackdawsProfessionals to be assembled and trained within days Code named the Jackdaws they will attempt to infiltrate the exchange under the noses of the Germans but the Germans are waiting for them now and have plans of their own There are secrets Flick does not know secrets within the German ranks secrets among her hastily recruited team secrets among those she trusts the most And as the hours tick down to the point of no return most daunting of all there are secrets within herse Jackdaws could have been a very good World War II novel It's about a group of women operatives most of them criminals or malcontents who are given a chance to serve their country and clear their records if they undertake a dangerous mission in France to blow up a Nazi communications center just as the D Day invasion begins Yes the premise is very much a female Dirty Dozen The action and characterization of the book are okay but typical There were just too many sex scenes And the sad thing is those scenes were entirely unecessary Follett has caved to the contemporary temptation of explicit sex Too bad Otherwise it would have been better