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  • By: Isaac Kal
  • Narrated by: Richard Krebs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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By: Isaac Kal
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Abraham escapes his comfortable and luxurious life in Germany and immigrates to Israel prior to the breakout of the Second World War. As a means to support his family amidst financial hardship, Abraham enlists in the Israeli branch of the Royal Pioneer Corps under the British Military.

Through fighting in battles in Tobruk and Greece, he finds a new sense of strength and resilience to survive. His wife, Genia, struggles to raise their son as a single parent in a new country . She faces the temptations of infidelity when a young chivalrous man appears in her household. Their son Aaron, is sent to an orphanage, and like his father , finds the strength to continue living under gruelling conditions. The plot line is based on real-life events, combined with the personal story of an Israeli Royal Pioneer Corps soldier, and provides a hatch to the story of 1500 Israeli Royal Pioneer Corps soldiers, taken and kept captive in Germany until the end of the war.

©2021 Itzhak Klachook (P)2021 Itzhak Klachook

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Richard Krebs narration was perfect for this book.


This book is one of survival and endurance . It is set in London in the Second World War. You feel the peoples hope and belief in something more , than death and chaos, as bombs fall . Compassion and inspiring.

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  • Britney Roland
  • 23-08-21

Comprehensive and analytic

This book combines global breadth and depth of historical comparisons into an analytic perspective that keeps both the human and the material dimensions of the War continuously in view. I now feel the need to read it as well as to listen. My only criticism of the listening to that brief pauses between paragraphs would have made for easier listening. Otherwise, excellent.

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  • Russell Kish
  • 23-08-21

Comprehensive Overview

Isaac is a master of explaining history in clear and concise presentation of the facts. His grasp of the causational forces behind the facts is exceptional. As a history buff, I greatly enjoyed this book.

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  • Charles Goodman
  • 23-08-21

Detailed and enthralling

As others have noted this work provides hitherto missing information and adds a needed dimension to a full understanding of this catastrophic event.

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  • Melanie Pryor
  • 23-08-21

Exceptional overview of WW II

I especially liked how the book was laid out with detailed analyses of leaders, generals, strategies or lack thereof, equipment of adversaries. Interesting analysis of aircraft’s of belligerents, how Germany’s lack of heavy long range bombers prevented bombing beyond the Urals. I loved the detail in every area presented.

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  • Kenneth Cranie
  • 23-08-21

Stunningly good analysis

We all too soon forget the lesson learned as those who sacrificed so much in WW2. This is a good refresher. Since so little taught about WW2 these days everyone, both young and old, should listen to this book.

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  • Gary Matthews
  • 23-08-21

An holystic perspective

This book is just brilliant. Victor provides a much broader and unique perspective of WW2 events. It might be opinionated but still brilliant and definitively worth listen.

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  • Barbara Walker
  • 23-08-21

A great synopsis of the greatest conflict

If you like WW2 history. You will love this audio book. It has the most comprehensive listing of statistics I have heard, presented in a way you can understand, but still shocks you in it's entirety. Highly recommended for WW2 arm chair historians.

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  • James Davis
  • 23-08-21

Amazing work

This is a well written and comprehensive book on WWII. I thought I knew a lot about the war but Mr. Isaac puts things together that I had never thought about. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Cynthia Delgado
  • 23-08-21

Excellent book

Absolutely stonning book if you are loving details. Strategies, planning and politics during the world war II ….all those you thought you know before listening to it. Well, the book will teach you a lot more.

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  • Alphonso Brown
  • 23-08-21

Amazing amount of information

I loved this book. I had never considered the different theaters of war or the participants in the way presented. I learned much more than I knew beforehand.