Striking Back

By Peter Masters,

Book cover of Striking Back: A Jewish Commando's War Against the Nazis

Book description

The amazing, true story of a member of a secret World War II British commando unit, 3 Troop, 10 Commando.

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1 author picked Striking Back as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I chose this memoir because it tells the compelling story of Germans and Austrians who joined the British forces to strike back against Nazi Germany—a story that is missing from most histories. First, they had to undergo many metamorphoses—a main theme of this memoir. Peter Masters—originally a member of a respectable Jewish family in Vienna—escapes to Britain and is a refugee from Nazi oppression, but in 1940 the British government identify him as an enemy alien and intern him. For his fourth metamorphosis he becomes a soldier in the British army, but the British government bans Austrians and Germans from…

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