War vs Art. Adolf Hitler vs Jasper Maskelyne. Which book does Yareah recommend for this week? Well, there are so many. I’ve been reading The War Magician this summer and in my opinion, it’s fantastic. Then, it could be a choice. At least, it’s different.
The War Magician by the popular writer David Fisher is an amazing book, which tells the story of Jasper Maskelyne, whose adventures during IIWW are still guarded by Great Britain under extreme secrecy and they will not see the light for another thirty years.
In fact, Jasper Maskelyne was a famous magician and illusionist in the 1930s and in the problematic Europe before the Second World War. When war broke out, Maskelyne volunteered his services to the British Army and was sent to Egypt, where the war had just begun. He used his skills as magician to save the vital port of Alexandria from German bombers and to ‘hide’ the Suez Canal from them. He invented all sorts of camouflage methods to make truck. His work concluded with the excellent deception plan that won the Battle of El Alamein, because he created an entire dummy army in the middle of the desert. Interesting? Of course.
The novel is thrilling and really interesting. Anyway, it’s not a book of history and people have criticized the truth of the plot. Well, if you like to read a book of history, look for an essay but if you like a magic moment, maybe this is your book.
Have a nice day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere!
Here, a video about El Alamein battle.