What if WWII went the other way? In this alternative-history novel, Deighton imagines a chilling world where British Command surrendered to the Nazis in SS-GB [Len Deighton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What if WWII went the other way? In this alternative-history novel, Deighton. : SS-GB: Nazi-Occupied Britain (): Len Deighton: Books.

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Woods is wounded in an escape attempt.

Archer discovers that his seemingly straightforward murder investigation is closely related to this plot—and he becomes deeply involved in the dangerous action that follows. He also becomes romantically involved with Barbara Barga. He has since used his drawing skills to illustrate a number of his own military dsighton books.

They travel to an English country house to meet an American agent who has come to negotiate with Mayhew. I don’t particularly care for alternate history, there are too many good real history and historical fiction out there to spend time reading about things that didn’t happen. The King is imprisoned in the Tower of London, Churchill has been executed; the Nazis are everywhere, but the various factions are in a silent war against each other.

With Huth desperate for the atomic secrets, will the showdown at Bringle Sands end in triumph for Archer and the Resistance or will Kellermann have the last laugh? But there are others working in hope, in secret, and desperate danger, against the degihton.


This book is definitely recommended to anyone who would like a view of Britain under German rule. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. By having the Germans kill him while attempting to escape, the resistance made a martyr of the King. Not the first, but one of the first.

SS-GB: In-depth review of the book by Len Deighton and the BBC TV miniseries

Share your thoughts with other customers. Watching the various characters deal with the situation was captivating: Deighton was born in Marylebone, London, in Are there any major changes in the book? Some argued, some slept, some shouted, some wept, some wrote, some sketched and many conspired about their coming interrogation.

The quality of the writing is generally high although see the section on point of view below. The novel’s title refers to the branch of the Nazi SS that controls Britain. The final hundred pages are an absolute joy to read lem nothing short of a masterpiece.

Huth lives up edighton the reputation of the SS for arrogance and ruthlessness. Oct 09, Bev Taylor rated it really liked it.

After leaving school, Deighton worked as a deighyon clerk before performing his National Service, which he spent as a photographer for the Royal Air Force’s Special Investigation Branch. Aug 06, Elliott Cross rated it really liked it. Please try again later. Who was the man who attacked Archer on the tube? Refresh and try again.


Ships from and sold by Chiron Media. The original hardback edition of SS-GB also included two false documents on the dust jacket: London has been destroyed, the King is imprisoned at the tower and the queen and the princesses have fled to New Zealand.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Intwo German refugee scientists Otto Frisch and Rudolf Peierls arrived in Britain but were unable to contribute to most projects because of their poor security clearance. Deighton left England in Apr 18, Jane rated it really liked it. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The story is at times, very good, but the majority of the book is boring, full of needless talking and jargon.