When I was in high school the German conquest of Europe was considered a worthy subject, perhaps because so many local taxpayers were veterans. But alas, there were no Casca books to study and we were simply told that the sneaky Germans performed an end run around the Maginot line while the defenders were busy being French.
Tony explains that the end run was actually two separate operations and they were anything but simple. I just wish he had elaborated on the challenge of getting through the Ardennes. Robin Hood would have needed a mule and a compass to deal with that terrain. Anyway, my favorite part was when Casca’s panzer got tangled up with a French Char-B class.
Kind of like two stags with their antlers locked together.
Only thing about the story I would take issue with is the unnatural amount of sex that Casca got. James Bond couldn’t score that well and he always took a bath. The last close encounter of the best kind was the most interesting. Looks like there’s a shadow group that would be of interest to The Brotherhood. Yes, a new and interesting dimension added to the Casca series in the form of some people who want to…
(Sound of man being shot before he can give it away.)
Kevin has left a review on amazon.co.uk for Blitzkrieg, so pop on there and type in ‘casca blitzkrieg’ in the search box to find it. I would say one thing in defence of his criticism about not going into details about the Ardennes, and that’s because Casca and his crew didn’t go through that forest – they went through Central Belgium, well to the north of it.