The year is 1943 and World War Two is currently destroying everything including buildings, cities, livelihoods and the finest works of art ever known to man. To add insult to injury the Germans are stealing art by the truck load from the museums and the private Jewish collectors.
This book tells the story of the brave middle aged men and women from over twelve countries who volunteered to leave their perfectly comfortable lives, in the selfless pursuit of protecting their culture from the power that sought to take it away from them. These people were semi-retired, they were over the conscription age limit and had never really seen any form of war in their lives. They had nothing to gain and everything to lose but they still fought for what they believed in.
I read this book a while ago and I must say it is very good, the most interesting piece of history that I had ever come across, yet having said that this book does not feel like a boring history lesson. In fact this book is quite the opposite, it captivates the imagination and brings to life the atrocities committed by the Nazi’s perfectly. All in all it is a good book that leaves you suddenly interested in a subject you have never been interested in before.
Teen Rating: An interesting book that never ceases to amaze you with how unbelievable it is. 13+ 4/5