5+ Stars !
Multi-published historical writer, Kev Richardson, writes a ‘What If…’ tale of WWII, centered in Australia. Think about it. What would have happened had Adolf Hitler hadn’t decided to take on Russia? What if…Japan hadn’t been driven out of Australia? What if…America hadn’t joined the fray with their Atomic bomb that forced the Japanese surrender? As a world encompassing war…whose flag would we be saluting today if…victory had gone differently? This book is definitely a 5+ thought provoking read.
Richardson, in this fantastical historical, paints a clear picture of what could have happened to the world had Hitler not attacked Russia when he did, but continued having its manpower strength with him rather than against him.
In mid 1941, Britain was reeling with unreadiness to defend itself against invasion, he writes. As was the USA when Japan attacked it in December of that year, he hints. Nazi Germany was on a roll and had Hitler added the forces used against Russia, to those already active on his western front, nothing could have stopped him taking Britain. While Russia subdued the Middle East, Germany could well have then, aided Japan in its fight against the USA, saving Japan from being turned around.
Japan could well have then captured the entire Pacific as Germany had captured the entire continent of Europe. America alone could not have stopped that happening.
A brilliant expectation of how the war could have flowed, had Hitler not made that monumental error.
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Following a career in business management at international level, Kev attained a degree in journalism to then sweat as far up the River Nile as one can get, canoe down the Amazon, flash countless rolls of film from atop the Eiffel Tower, the heights above Yosemite, the Victoria Falls et al, scream “Ole” at a Chihuahua bullfight, ride elephant trails in Thai jungles, wallow in the incredible history of Rapa Nui’s Maoi, and as convention almost demands, was mugged in Bogota. His articles on travel to exotic lands have featured in travel and airline magazines around the world.
Meanwhile, being a sixth generation descendant of Australia’s First Fleeters with an obsessive interest in Australia’s founding history, he was concerned over the generations of suppression in the education of Australians, on clouding the truth in what really happened. Years of fact-finding with the help of other dedicated researchers revealed all and Kev vowed to set the history books aright by bringing the brutal truths of convictism to light. He is well qualified to do so for as a student of First Fleet history he has presented his subject on many occasions in press, radio and television interviews. He is a Past President of ‘The First Fleet Fellowship’ and a Past Secretary of ‘The Descendants of Convicts Inc.’. During Australia’s 1988 Bicentenary he officiated in Founding celebrations in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Norfolk Island and for his work during that Bicentenary, was created Honorary Life Member of ‘The Regiment of Redcoat Descendants’.
Kev now devotes his life to writing on not only his country’s convict history, but general fiction with an Australian flavour. He recognises the growing trend towards digital reading so follows the world’s top authors in publishing his works both as traditional paperbacks and eBooks.
His Gurrewa and Brogan series released by Wings ePress are followed by Letitia Munro in October 2008, To Plough Van Diemen’s Land in June 2009 and The Terrible Truths in December 2009, the last three being more works on his country’s convict beginnings. Short synopses of all can be read on www.kev-richardson.com. And more works are in the pipeline.
These days Kev travels less, having retired from his Gold Coast home, left his grown family and friends to write from experiences and adventures during his exciting travels, happily ensconced in the foothills of the Golden Triangle in amazing Thailand’s exotic north.