Jackboot Britain

Jackboot Britain[Read] ➵ Jackboot Britain ➲ Daniel S. Fletcher – Heartforum.co.uk JACKBOOT BRITAIN, by Daniel S Fletcher, is set in an alternate , in which Nazi Germany was victorious over the British Empire Jackboot Britain is a nightmare world the book follows the trials and trib Jackboot Britain, by Daniel S Fletcher, is set in an alternate , in which Nazi Germany was victorious over the British Empire Jackboot Britain is a nightmare world the book follows the trials and tribulations of a range of characters from various walks of life, as they struggle to exist in a Europe and Britain ruled by the Germany of Adolf HitlerFrom captured British troops held as Prisoners of War, to Major Jochen Wolf and the conflicted, and conflicting SS men in whose care they are placed to auxiliary partisans in the underground British resistance, anti fascist veterans of the Spanish Civil War to a young, female Jewish teacher in Leeds and her clever, quirky male friend a London shopgirl and an unwilling German soldier drafted to the Wehrmacht Bill Wilson, a monosyllabic alcoholic in a Bloomsbury pub a humanist libertarian journalist four young conscripts to the German occupation force a disabled cockney street kid the men of the SS Einsatzgruppen action groups , whose police work in occupied countries was a euphemism for murder and suppression to the SS leaders themselves and their machinations for power, including The Blond Beast , one of the th century s most notorious villains in Reinhard Heydrich himself The tapestry of their lives is woven through the powerful tale of a dystopian world that could have beenJackboot Britain depicts the grim realities of a Nazi Britain and Hitler s Europe through the lives and deaths, triumphs, setbacks and tragedies of a diverse range of characters, all of whom are caught up in the carnage and chaos of war.

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    Jackboot Britain Epub Ä Paperback a monosyllabic alcoholic in a Bloomsbury pub a humanist libertarian journalist four young conscripts to the German occupation force a disabled cockney street kid the men of the SS Einsatzgruppen action groups , whose police work in occupied countries was a euphemism for murder and suppression to the SS leaders themselves and their machinations for power, including The Blond Beast , one of the th century s most notorious villains in Reinhard Heydrich himself The tapestry of their lives is woven through the powerful tale of a dystopian world that could have beenJackboot Britain depicts the grim realities of a Nazi Britain and Hitler s Europe through the lives and deaths, triumphs, setbacks and tragedies of a diverse range of characters, all of whom are caught up in the carnage and chaos of war."/>
  • Paperback
  • 672 pages
  • Jackboot Britain
  • Daniel S. Fletcher
  • English
  • 13 February 2019
  • 1500556270

10 thoughts on “Jackboot Britain

  1. Andrew C. says:

    Glad I found this A classic Nazi novel and my new favourite alternative history.Anyone expecting a half baked English Fatherland or a ripoff one of the other big names in this genre will be pleasantly surprised when they get stuck into Jackboot Britain I thought it was long and heavy at first but the description promised multiple storylines and diversity, and with each chapter I was graduallyinvolved until I couldn t wait to find out how each storyline ended.Spoilers view spoiler The c Glad I found this A classic Nazi novel and my new favourite alternative history.Anyone expecting a half baked English Fatherland or a ripoff one of the other big names in this genre will be pleasantly surprised when they get stuck into Jackboot Britain I thought it was long and heavy at first but the description promised multiple storylines and diversity, and with each chapter I was graduallyinvolved until I couldn t wait to find out how each storyline ended.Spoilers view spoiler The character range was awesome, and the way everything was twisted on its head made me love the book There s a lot of different storylines to absorb but once they are established it was fun to read how each one progressed.First, the men of the SS that first scene with the trooper and Goeth, genius Rape was not the crime in their eyes, they were bent on murder after all it was the victim s Jewish blood that made the SS soldiers assault disgusting to them They represent the evil underlying the PR and spin of politics, or at least Nazism Yet they were men, not cardboard cut out killers, which made them intriguing and indispensible to the wider narrative.Winston Churchills speech In real life he rallied the Brits around to the cause in this prologue, his most famous speech is heckled and booed, ominous and leading in to the story proper.The partisans Starts with a typically tense rendezvous in a city under occupation, but for these resisters it s in a quiet pub The twist is that they are all vets of the war in Spain one of them is a Spanish Jew called Mary Their story is the most interesting to me I think, with a nice blend of tension, purpose, nostalgia and regret.Heydrich I loved this character in every book and movie he has been in, from SS PoE to Conspiracy and DWK Jackboot Britain has perhaps my favourite Heydrich yet, at least in print Utterly ruthless and cunning, he is like the chessmaster playing with pawns.Hitler Not prominent he only appears in one scene but as someone who actually fought through Mein Kampf 0.1 for that one and read a few bios on him, the Hitler of Jackboot Britain is pretty good Was well done, but I m glad he was abandoned in favour of the fictional characters and SS leaders.The journalist My least favourite character as I think his diary entries are too long, but some of the stories he s involved in are interesting enough, to the point where I stop hoping he gets it and then actually SPOILER Naomi, the Jewish teacher Totally different to the partisan, but a great character Her relationship seemed inevitable from the getgo but it was nicely played, and the boyfriend s character direction went in a way that I didn t expect This was a great storyline for showing the absolute worst of the Nazi regime, and what occupation meant English girl and German soldier personally I didn t care too much about this one, and it doesn t end up taking up too much of the book but it was a nice enough addition It was great to see a few sympathetic German characters who were not active heroes per se, as well as some of the out and out Nazis having a sympathetic edge to their depiction This soldier was one of the characters you re supposed to root for, despite wearing a German uniform, and it was done well.POWs Kinda saw where the plot was going after a while, or at least I knew from the start it would go one of two ways To be honest though, beyond light relief I would have liked this storyline to have beenprevalent, it could have been its own novel if it was done well The two main SS Germans in this setting, Wolf and Hoffman were show stealers, IMO the best fictional characters in the book Both of those could be the lead pro antagonist of their own stories The slow drip of Brits Best Pal Hoffman s background story in flashback Poland with the Waffen SS, war crimes, and Dachau before that was one of the best parts of the overall Jackboot Britain narrative, and its a shame it takes so long to get around to Major Wolf and that he doesn t featureoften prominently hide spoiler All in all it was filled with great characters and storylines, and is pretty original in the context of Nazi lit and alt hist Will give it another read through down the line and see if my first feelings were justified, especially with marking down Human Traces for being weighty and bogged down I could pick out a few parts of Jackboot Britain too that needed trimming and editing did this book have an editor but in this context and the excellence of the storylines it gets the full props

  2. Roger says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I was surprisingly pleased by this read I was a bit put off by the seemingly contrived title I hesitated digging The start was a little slow, but I soon found myself intrigued by this horrifying alternate world Fascinating story The kindle version needs some spot corrections, but only a few I find myself wondering what is in store in the battle for Russian.

  3. Mike Grant says:

    When I began reading this novel my hopes were high, as I really enjoy alternate history and counterfactuals, and especially World War II ones Unfortunately the gross anachronisms and elementary factual errors which I encountered completely ruined the sense of place and time it just didn t feel like occupied Britain in 1940.A sample Britain s first motorway wasn t opened until 1958 Nobody in Britain said six and three pence instead of nine pence The hi five was unknown until the 1970s When I began reading this novel my hopes were high, as I really enjoy alternate history and counterfactuals, and especially World War II ones Unfortunately the gross anachronisms and elementary factual errors which I encountered completely ruined the sense of place and time it just didn t feel like occupied Britain in 1940.A sample Britain s first motorway wasn t opened until 1958 Nobody in Britain said six and three pence instead of nine pence The hi five was unknown until the 1970s It s the battle of St Quentin not battle of Quentin.And finally, there were innumerable spelling and grammatical errors this book really could have done with some editing and proof reading

  4. Toni says:

    Starts good, becomes a bit polemic then picks up the pace and ends strong A lot of detail, good development of each character and plot Emotive and fascinating Quite an unusual book

  5. Dave R. says:

    Well written,nuanced, well developed characters, highly detailed, strong plots and works on different levels One for any fan of war, political or allohistorical fiction.

  6. Ado Mohammed says:

    Another alternative history novel where the Nazis successfully invade and conquer Britain It tells the story from the perspective of various characters, most of whom either failed in their resistance to the Germans, or succumb to their entreaties and propaganda, most improbably the British Pows who end up enlisting en masse in the SS There are quite a few instances where characters use phrases which were not in usage then, like when the German officer Hoffman uses the term teamplayer.All in Another alternative history novel where the Nazis successfully invade and conquer Britain It tells the story from the perspective of various characters, most of whom either failed in their resistance to the Germans, or succumb to their entreaties and propaganda, most improbably the British Pows who end up enlisting en masse in the SS There are quite a few instances where characters use phrases which were not in usage then, like when the German officer Hoffman uses the term teamplayer.All in all, not a bad read Definitely recommended if you re into alternate history

  7. Chris Hartman says:

    Love this book

  8. Iany Kelly says:

    This is a great book

  9. Andrew Doohan says:

    The story at the heart of this of this book was engaging and, indeed, gripping at times, focussing on what might have happened had Nazi Germany succeeded in invading the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1940 It was only one such potential outcome, yet the possibility explored was entirely feasible I guess it s one of the reasons why I am attracted to the genre of alternative history.Unfortunately, the experience of reading the book was less than what it could have been f The story at the heart of this of this book was engaging and, indeed, gripping at times, focussing on what might have happened had Nazi Germany succeeded in invading the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1940 It was only one such potential outcome, yet the possibility explored was entirely feasible I guess it s one of the reasons why I am attracted to the genre of alternative history.Unfortunately, the experience of reading the book was less than what it could have been for a number of reasons Firstly, I was never quite sure which of the multiple story threads I was reading, largely because the book was not broken into smaller chapters that would have made this easily graspable Having to constantly go back a page to see where I was and where I had missed the jump to another thread was annoying and distracting.There were also the obviously missing words and misspellings which, for someone who is innately aware of these things, is also annoying and distracting I m not sure if these errors were the result of the transition to the e book format, or the result of poor editing, or what but they were very distracting and off putting Again, I was forced to reread parts of the book that I had moved past to try to untangle things.What could have been a very enjoyable read proved to be less than that

  10. Stephen h humphrey says:

    The story gives us a good all round look at the occupation from different points of view Daniel filled out the characters background and made even the young German a likeable person This made the story fun to read and kept you reading just oneoage

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