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Gauntlet: Five Friends, 20,000 Enemy Troops, and the Secret That Could Have Changed the Course of the Cold War

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On 3 October 1953, five young men, armed with four pistols, crossed the border from Czechoslovakia into East Germany. Their mission was to deliver an explosive secret message from a Czechoslovak general to U.S. authorities at all costs. The journey was to take three days. Their ultimate objective was to join the U.S. Army Special Forces, then return to liberate their count ...more
Hardcover, 382 pages
Published August 7th 2006 by US Naval Institute Press
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Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
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An excellent book with gripping suspense. Anyone deluded enough to think the "communist experiment" represented anything better than the absolute enslavement of a number of nations outside of the Bolshevist revolution in Russia in 1917, or thinks somehow it offers a better hope for humanity than the liberties of "free markets" and "free thought" as long practiced in the West, is in need of reading books like this. The USSR is over, dead, finito, and it is primarily because those who live within ...more
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