4 out of 4 stars
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The Warramunga's War is a historical war book that tells the story of World War II in North Africa and Australia different from the usual Germany - England version that is more popular. It is evidently carefully researched and written after much consultations and comparisons of eye witnesses' oral narratives.
The main characters in the book, Jamie and Jacko are soldiers from Australia but Jacko is not a full blown Australian like Jamie, his superior. They bonded quite well over a short period of time because of Jacko's impeccable sense of direction that saved Jamie's life at that point in time. After that, these two Patriots were ready to take up intelligence service in Egypt as a team, sending information to their superiors on the Germans' battle plans under the pretext of recovering from war wounds.
They eventually made a success of their assignment of transmitting intelligence information through their reporting lines until the war ended. Amidst all of the series of events that led to the successful completion of their assignment were romance, killings, arrests, uncovering hide-outs, cultural integration, unusual friendships and alliances. They were also able to bring a bad egg among the Australian army, Matthew Macaulay, to book alongside his ally and recruits. Thus, they gained the approval and got the blessings of the locals who have been robbed, and stripped in one way or the other by Matt and his thugs who had greedily taken advantage of the war for their evil deeds.
The Warramunga's War is a book that everyone interested in history should read. It gives account of war in a manner that is not so gory, yet with enough details that makes the events come alive. I like the book because it gives insight into behind the scenes of World War II, as it relates to North Africa and Australia. It also addresses the unfavorable after-effects of wars and conflicts. It mentioned a main tourist attraction in Egypt, the pyramid. The pyramid is also historic dating back to the time the Bible was written. It also familiarizes the reader with a little of the local aboriginal Australian language.
I am rating the book 4 out of 4 stars as it has little or no typographical errors. It is educative, informative, interesting as well as entertaining. Main idea stood out. It was balanced in terms of the description of the characters, with their failings, fears and weaknesses captured. It can be described as an expository, historical fictional war book. I am recommending it for students, historians and any inquisitive mind that likes reading.
The Warramunga's War
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