Voices Under Berlin is a fictional story set during the beginning of the Cold War in Berlin where CIA and British operatives dug a tunnel so they could tap into the cables that carried telephone messages of the East Germans and the Soviets. It was named Project Operation Gold or Project PBJOINTLY as the tunnel workers called it. Each chapter depicted another day in the life of Monterey Mary. When I first read that name, I thought that it was a story about a woman … more
I have never been in the military but have known many who have. Almost universally, they talk about the absurdities piled on absurdities that were a daily part of their life. Officers that were promoted out of the way, how the enlisted played the officers for fools while making them think that they were doing a superior job and trying to follow orders that made no sense. In this case, the situation is a very serious one, where Allied and Soviet block forces are faced off in occupied … more
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