"Thank you Lance for sending the 2 novels. I really enjoyed reading both. The experiences (..in Holland..) during the second world were, to say the least, harrowing and frightening. It shows that the human spirit can overcome a lot of grief and misery. I had no idea of the circumstances of the Dutch during the war, other than stories of the resistance fighters. The Germans certainly had a lot to answer for. I was impressed with the amount of research needed for both books. It must have taken an enormous amount of time. I was grateful to learn, through your research, much more about the efforts of the Australian soldiers during the Middle East campaigns. I had only a small snapshot of the campaign, so thanks for giving me, and the other readers, a greater understanding of what our soldiers endured."