DO THE BIRDS STILL SING IN HELL PDF
An incredible true tale of one man's courage and defiance of the German nation in the name of loveHorace "Jim" Greasley was 20 years old in the spring of . Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?--He escaped over times from a notorious German prison camp to see the girl he loved. This is the incredible true story of. I don't believe that for one second. Much of the tone sounds imaginary. Someone making up details that may or may not have happened. Did Scott bother to.
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An incredible true tale of one man's courage and defiance of the German nation in the name of love. Horace "Jim" Greasley was 20 years old in the spring of. Wouldn't recommend this book it, was introduced the wartime photograph shows horrors. Pity guards the first camp then annexed as an incredible tale. From his. I'm not so detailed conversations between the end of chance to see horace's war even. I didn't make sure i'd love affair with the lowest. Such as this incredible.
Nov 03, Maureen Moss rated it it was amazing. Funny, inspiring, heart warming This brave man stood up to tyranny in a truly original way!!
This book is a testament to Horace's mates who survived WWII with him and the ones who didn't make it. It's a story about love, danger, fear, and hope and is filled with heroes. He spends the rest of the war as a prisoner in camps. Horace is very stubborn, gets beaten often and makes great friends that protect him and save his life more than just once.
Although I can't deny that Horace did some heroic things during his captivation, it was hard for me to like him, because he was so full of himself and macho men are not really the kind of men I like.
Rosa Rauchbach is the daughter of the Quarry owner and she acts as interpreter between her dad and the prisoners of war. Rosa and Horace fall in love and they start to find ways to meet in private. First in the camp workshop taking care not to be noticed by anyone and later out in the forest. Rosa is pretty, kind and generous. She helps Horace to feed his friends and supplies him with radio parts.
Their relationship puts a lot of people's lives in danger, but they keep on seeing each other until the very end of the war. When Horance learns about Rosa's death it's like he closes a door kind of abruptly and he left me with a lot of questions: Why did mother and baby die? What happened to his army mates? Did he see them again or not?
It is said that a movie based on this book will be made and I'm absolutely looking forward to that. With the right cast, it could be a wonderful movie that will stay with you for a long long time, just like the book. A saber: Y Greasley se encuentra, a pesar de todos los horrores vividos, y sin la menor duda, entre los primeros En resumen, una historia de amor y guerra que emociona y conmociona y que, desde luego, sorprende Lo dicho: View 2 comments. Dec 04, Sam rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is an absolutely amazing story of an even more amazing man whose humility is evident with every word read.
This story begins during Horace Greasley's early teens as he discovers girls and the benefits of a steady job.
By the following summer he and his fellow soldiers found themselves captured and sent f This is an absolutely amazing story of an even more amazing man whose humility is evident with every word read.
By the following summer he and his fellow soldiers found themselves captured and sent from camp to camp as POWs, subjected to conditions that the word inhumane doesn't even cover.
What follows is a story of human endurance that none who haven't lived could ever understand and those that were there cannot express in words. Having said that, Greasley makes a damn good effort at describing the conditions and the effects these had on him and his friends and how even the smallest victory meant the everything.
And despite their circumstances this is a strangely upbeat book as Greasley inspires his fellow POW to keep going and battle on to the end and even motivate them to fight back and defend their basic human rights. This is a story of a great man that deserves a lot more recognition than he has received so far why this book is not recommended reading for history students across the country is beyond me! A must must must read if ever there was one.
Sep 24, Linda Marie Marsh rated it did not like it Shelves: I want to state a couple of things right up front I am by no means prudish in any way, that thought is laughable, and lastly- i truly looked forward to reading this book. That all said, i am so disappointed. The author says the words are all from WW2 vet Horace Greasley yet i find that hard to believe.
The sequence of events are remarkable and noteworthy BUT I repeat here that i am not in the least bit prudish. And i DID try to imagine my dad telling this stuff to a writer- I couldn't.
Perhaps he thought it would add appeal for the reading masses? It didn't work. Instead it interrupted what could have been a really good memoir.
I have met the author and ghost writer and interviewed him for various magazines - he had reached 90 and just published his 1st book!
It is his amazing true life story of his incarceration in a German POW - but no ordinary story by any means! It is one of bravery and iron will - how he beat the odds not only to survive but to have a love affair and escape over times.
I told you it was different For me it is a must read - one man's story of victory in those terrible times. It is unique an I have met the author and ghost writer and interviewed him for various magazines - he had reached 90 and just published his 1st book! It is unique and thought provoking.
Unfortunately he has now passed on but his story is shortly to be made into a film. What an amazing story, this book tells the tale of a young british soldier from leicestershire who became a p. His story is fascinating and at many times extremely disturbing. Be prepared as some parts of the book are shocking and upsetting.
I would recommend anyone to read it though as it also has love and humour to it. Horace was a bit of a lad but an extremely brave human being who after experiencing some of the real horrors of the second world war was able to talk about it. A f What an amazing story, this book tells the tale of a young british soldier from leicestershire who became a p.
A fabulous read. Jan 15, Alex J Ford rated it it was amazing. Easily one of the best books I have ever read.
He was a total lad! It's amazing what he achieved, the fact he never gave up under such awful circumstances, and after witnessing so much horror really is extraordinary. You can learn a lot from this book. About human nature, friendship, love, family, loss, betrayal It has everything.
On an additional note, I found nothing wrong with the sexual content unsurprisingly! This story isn't sugar co Easily one of the best books I have ever read.
This story isn't sugar coated, it is raw truth. Sep 22, Erika rated it liked it.
I would have given it 4 stars, but at times the writing seemed almost naive and the vivid descriptions of his sexual activity were unnecessary. All in all an educational book, an insight into how POWs suffered at the hands of the Germans and how they found ways to "fight" back. Y todo basado en hechos reales Sep 06, Cornelius Blignaut rated it it was amazing. An amazing life story and as close as you will get to a love story for guys.
If not for the explicit "scenes", I would've encouraged my year old boys to read it now. But they can also wait a couple of years This book had me enthralled from the minute I picked it up. A true story full of danger, surprise, passion, fear and anger but most of all the survival of our innermost self I am so glad that a friend of mine introduced me to it! Amazing, fabulous, funny, heartbreaking, inspiring. A tale of courage and audacity, peppered with humour. Impossible to put down.
Sep 30, Anna Hundal rated it really liked it. Incredible true story - awe inspiring Jul 13, Greg rated it liked it Shelves: Not a review but an observation: First heard about this book a few months ago, and now it's out on Kindle. May 23, Marjie rated it did not like it.
Extremely disappointed! No way was this a true account - somebody was living on fantasy all the way through. It should never have been posted as non fiction. Best story to come out of WW2.
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Not just the love story, the entire story. Dec 05, Mebsie rated it really liked it Shelves: I realise there is some controversy regarding the veracity of this book.
Howsomever, I found it a gripping read and recommend it on those grounds. An amazing true story that deserves to be seen and heard by a wider audience.
Mar 18, Marie Carmean rated it it was ok. There were aspects of this book that I really enjoyed; parts of it that made excellent reading about the English prisoners during World War II. I respect the bravery of Horace "Jim" Greasely. But what I did not like about the book were the very lurid intimate details of the sexual exploits of Jim both before and during the war. I also had trouble believing that he could have escaped his captivity so many times to see Rose, over !
It is just beyond reason that he would be able to pull that off There were aspects of this book that I really enjoyed; parts of it that made excellent reading about the English prisoners during World War II.
It is just beyond reason that he would be able to pull that off. There were other things about his meetings with Rose, like the fact that her father knew she was seeing him, and had to suspect they were having sex And then there is the danger of her sneaking into the woods for these trysts.
Not only would Jim's life be in danger, but hers was as well. Both of them would have been shot if caught. What kind of father allows his daughter to be in that kind of danger? And what kind of lover allows his girl to be in that kind of danger, also? The caption told of the soldier's name and story. Horace Greasley, escaped over times and returned each time to bring his fellow POWs food.
I immediately looked for more details on his story and saw there was this book about it, got it through the library, started in. The author said people tell him all the time It was difficult for me to choose what star rating to give this book. The author said people tell him all the time about "great stories" he should write.
Someone told him about Horace, and he thought, I'll talk to the old codger, see what he has to say, humor him. Then was riveted for hours by the story and decided to write it.
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Here's where I have questions. Did the author JUST write what Horace told him, like, word for word, or did the author get the story and like most ghost writers, shape it into a book.
I mean And the editor needs to be smacked. By page 9, there were seven typos and two heaving breasts.
This book is riddled with typos, which is just fucking lazy. And there is a weird emphasis obsession? They are written as though an OCD physician was trying to write a romance novel.
Far too much "stiffening penis" and "moist vaginal opening" - just Even the point when a Nazi-sympathizing civilian was overhearing sensitive information while taking a piss, the author felt the need to add the detail of the civilian "pinching the tip of his penis" to slow the flow of urine.What an amazing story, this book tells the tale of a young british soldier from leicestershire who became a p. Horace survived, barely, but many of his comrades were not so fortunate.
Error rating book. Add a card. He experienced the sweet taste of freedom each time he escaped to see her, yet incredibly he made his way back into the camp each time--sometimes two or three times a week. First in the camp workshop taking care not to be noticed by anyone and later out in the forest. All that being said, if you can cope with the level of detail in both cases it is a fascinating, worthwhile and inspiring read.