A Lamb to Slaughter
ISBN: 0 285 62621 3
Contributor: Dan K.
Review Date: 20 Oct 2012
Here is a book that I had read other reviews about in the last few years. I figured it was a story I would like to read. Well, I got a story which was both exciting to read and also had points where I had to raise my eyebrows. The book is broken down into 6 parts with 5 chapters per part.
Jan Montyn was a Dutch national and the first chapters tell about his growing up in Holland. He is 18 years old when German invaded Holland. He ends up joining the Kriegsmarine due mostly to seek adventure more than any political reason. He ends up on minesweepers, and after his boat is destroyed off Courland he then ends up with other naval "survivors" in the trenches. This part of the book is really interesting in how he describes the fighting and meeting of another school mate from Holland. Having being wounded and then evacuated and sunk again and rescued again one gets the impression that Montyn is a very lucky soldier.
At war's end he joins the Legion but ends up going AWOL from them and then back to Holland into custody. He joins the Dutch military and goes to Korea where he is wounded yet again. All through the book you get a sense that Mr. Montyn has sensual flings with both sexes and ends up as a curator of a military unit. In this job he ends up robbing them of money and antiques.
All in all an interesting book of one man's life before, during, and after WW2.
Back to Main | Back to Book Reviews Index
Did you enjoy this article or find this article helpful? If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.
Share this article with your friends:
Stay updated with WW2DB:
- Â» 1,106 biographies
- Â» 334 events
- Â» 39,146 timeline entries
- Â» 1,155 ships
- Â» 339 aircraft models
- Â» 192 vehicle models
- Â» 356 weapon models
- Â» 120 historical documents
- Â» 228 facilities
- Â» 464 book reviews
- Â» 27,802 photos
- Â» 362 maps
Chiang Kaishek, 31 Jul 1937
Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 a month will go a long way. Thank you!
Or, please support us by purchasing some WW2DB merchandise at TeeSpring, Thank you!