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Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure by Giles Foden
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Mar 18, 2012

really liked it
Read from April 11 to 17, 2012

Great book on an unexplored topic about World War I. The naval battle being fought in Africa, not the Atlantic. Well written and very interesting. This historical event needs to be taught in schools ~ so many lessons to learn. Loved the quote from the Belgian Vice Governor-General Freiesleben about the English "... You English have a genius for amateurism. That's what makes you so dangerous. It's always pretty obvious what professionals are going to do, but who but amateurs could have dreamed up an expedition like this?"

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