Cheops Books LLC Took Shore Excursion To Salisbury:
When Cheops Books LLC took the shore excursion in July of 2012 to Salisbury Cathedral and Stonehenge, the tour guide told us when we were coming into town in Salisbury about his memories of World War 2 as a little boy. He remembered being given candy by American and Canadian GI’s waiting to be shipped out for operations such as D-Day. He showed us where all the units were housed along the roads as we got closer and closer to Salisbury.
The tour guide did not mention chemical weapons factories outside of Salisbury, but what we suspect is that they must be north of town since south of town is the New Forest which we drove through and which is a national park. But we are sure they are there as you say.
The area around Salisbury has been from time immemorial a place to see the coming and going of armies in Britain from the time of the Romans and Julius Caesar to the time of William the Conqueror and onward to the present time. In fact the whole south coast of England along the Channel from Southampton to Dover is important from the strategic point of view. Dover Castle was actually used during WW2. The evacuation from Dunkirk was directed from the castle.
That is one of the reasons Cheops Books LLC chose Salisbury as the town nearest Ware Hall, home of Colonel Sir Edward Ware, hero of the Edward Ware Thrillers At War Series. It is a military setting. He is in the military. All of his ancestors back to Roman times have been in the military, too.
Still that is no justification for the Russians to use chemical weapons there especially against civilians. Cheops Books LLC remembers that the town also had a medieval atmosphere. Salisbury Cathedral itself had such a medieval feel about it that it might as well have had knights in shining armor at the doors. It certainly had a lot of stained glass windows. All around town are bronze age burial mounds. What is now to happen to all of this?
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Friday Selection: Dark Horse
The Cheops Books LLC Friday Selection this week is Dark Horse, an Edward Ware Thrillers at War novel about the election of 1940. What would happen if Hitler won the Battle of Dunkirk? Colonel Sir Edward Ware is about to find out when Rommel pushes him off the French beach with all his troops and then beats him to Britain in 1940. At the Republican Convention of 1940 in Philadelphia a dark horse candidate is being selected with plenty of Nazi involvement. What can Edward and Churchill do to avoid the straight arm salute in this alternative history thriller?
Dark Horse is book five of the Edward Ware Thrillers At War Series.
Here are some early reader comments: Do you have anything to add?
1)A very awesome book cover December 12, 2016
1940, Coronado Island, CA. Benley Compound. Mr. Winthrop Benley & Mrs. Etta May Benley, were entertaining Dora Ware (wife/daughter, nee Benley), & Colonel Sir Edward Ware (husband/son-in-law). Lieutenant Hoare was to make up a Republican Presidential candidate campaign schedule for Winthrop. Later what would happen to Wendel Willkie (aka Dark Horse)? Who is Helga von Wessel?
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.
A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written pre-& WWII historical fiction book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great pre-& WWII historical fiction movie, or better yet a mini TV series. To be continued. A very easy rating of 5 stars.
Thank you for the free Goodreads; MakingConnections; Cheops Books LLC; RC; paperback book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
2)Obviously a book backed by lots of research, I would recommend it for the World War 2 history buff in your life. It wasn’t really my style, but a good book nonetheless.
3)This book was an interesting “what if” reading experience. As far as I know, this book was well researched and I think the history buff and WWII buff would enjoy this book.
*won as a GoodReads Giveaway* by Noelle Walsh
4)Novel and interesting approach to “what if”.
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