What if WWII went the other way? In this alternative-history novel, Deighton imagines a chilling world where British Command surrendered to the Nazis in SS-GB [Len Deighton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What if WWII went the other way? In this alternative-history novel, Deighton. : SS-GB: Nazi-Occupied Britain (): Len Deighton: Books.

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Under the Nazis the police have been made part of the government. Stormtroopers marching past the Houses of Parliament and swastikas flying over Buckingham Palace are rather overused images. Resistance is widespread Meanwhile, Resistance to the German occupation is growing.

He also wrote travel guides and became travel editor of Playboybefore becoming a film producer. Whilst I enjoyed the alternative history set up of SS-GB, I feel Deighton failed to capitalise on it and instead created a look-warm and frankly humdrum account of a Nazi Britain. And also a big role finding this peculiar one it was played by the sole Albanian library that brings monthly the english books of the moment. Rationing is severe throughout the occupied zone. The very look of daily life is a walking nightmare of Gand England invaded — and defeated — by the Germans Stirling in their AH endeavors as well.

Intwo German refugee scientists Otto Frisch and Rudolf Peierls arrived in Britain but were unable to contribute to most projects because of their poor security clearance.


Rationing is severe throughout the occupied zone. Woods is wounded in an escape attempt. This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat It isand the Germans have won the Battle of Britain.

But there are others working in hope, in secret, and desperate danger, against the gn. SS-GB is an exception. And as for the setting, it’s great alternate history.

Is anyone to be trusted? We came so close to this reality. The following day, Archer and Woods succeed in rescuing the king from gbb Tower of London.

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He’s a professional and he’s going to do his job. He has since used his drawing skills to illustrate a number of his own military history books. Ships from and sold by Chiron Media.

Deighton has a superb and authoritative grasp of the geography and culture of London during the war era. I’m pleased to say that it’s held up very well. What seems like a simple Black market murder evolves into secrets of the atom bomb and a vast conspiracy.

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There are no real facts for the average people just rumor and innuendo. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle.

SS-GB is alternate history of the first rank. I have recently read a couple of Deighton’s earlier spy novels from the sixties and I wanted to see how the novel had aged. Can’t wait for it to come to US!


Superintendent Archer is in for a surprise of the political machinations that involve war torn countries! A really interesting premise: Further, although the focus is almost entirely on Archer, there are a couple of jarring jumps to other points of view, such as towards the end when we suddenly get a single chapter from the point of view of the US Marines. I cared hb for the citizens and what they were going through under the German occupation.

Feb 17, Laura rated it really liked it Recommended to Laura by: This book turned out better than I thought it would be. Open Preview See a Problem?

SS-GB and the what-if novels that alter history

Jan 02, James Smith rated it really liked it. Ceighton do not know if I will ever read it again, but I still enjoyed it. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. But this being a novel, nothing is simple, and our protagonist, Douglas Archer, finds himself drawn into a deadly web of intrigue between factions in the SS, Wehrmacht, and the struggling British Resistance.