Barbara Masin’s gripping account of five boys who dare to challenge a murderous totalitarian dictatorship shows that committed individuals can prevail, even. Barbara Masin is the author of Gauntlet ( avg rating, 17 ratings, 3 reviews, published ) and Odkaz ( avg rating, 6 ratings, 0 reviews, publis. Masin, Barbara “As she was growing up, Barbara Masin heard parts of this story. Odkaz: pravdivý příběh bratři Mašinů by Barbara Masin(Book).

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I was also wondering what exactly the Americans knew while all of this was going on and basically, he said that there were a lot of stories in the press but again what exactly what was known and what wasn’t. The narrator does not question their actions — things they do make sense and are done with dignity and with concern for humanity. Sandra marked it as to-read Mar 27, What ensued was the largest manhunt of the Cold War.

Only after interrogating him and consulting the Czechoslovak authorities did the East German police know who they were dealing with. Basil Blackwell, Oxford Share your thoughts with other customers. Armed resistance after was very small compared to that of neighbouring countries in the Eastern Bloc and killings were uncommon.

For him this overreaction was due to the ambitions of a single person, Chefinspekteur Lieutenant General Willi Seifertproxy of the head of the Volkspolizei, who wanted to catch the “fascist bandits”, no matter what the cost.

Their mission was to deliver an explosive secret message from a Czechoslovak general to U. After surviving several pitched gun battles, gunshot wounds, starvation, and the bitter cold, three finally reached West Berlin. Kenny Shovel added it Jan 01, Since it was becoming increasingly difficult to conduct actions, the brothers decided to go West.

Such an examination is necessary in order to grasp the narrative structure: CTK Barbara Masin, the daughter of the younger brother, Josef Masin or Joseph Masin, often heard about the dramatic story from her father when she was a child.


Jerome marked it as to-read Jan 08, In the cold morning air sound carried far, and from their cramped hideout under a pile of dead branches they could hear the woods ringing with sharp bursts of automatic weapons fire p. When challenged the group started shooting, killing one policeman and injuring two others.

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The narrator is the one who tells a story, it can be seen as a textual device. After three days of walking through the cold they tried to hijack a car. Characters are human or humanlike entities involved in the action that barbra agency Abbottp. Army Special Forces, then return to liberate their country.

As long as the GDR existed, files on the manhunt were top secret. Also he failed to see the political reasons for the barbwra number of troops involved in the manhunt. Now the biggest manhunt of the Volkspolizei started. An excellent book with gripping suspense.

Furthermore, their friends and family are depicted in positive terms and the reader is informed about their qualities. Army Special Forces, then return to liberate their count On 3 Octoberfive young men, armed with four pistols, crossed the border from Czechoslovakia into East Germany.

These entities are not usually called by proper names forenames or surnames although their names are often known, but by their function in the state apparatus — a policeman, a militia man, an investigator etc.

Then it struck me – the finely crafted story told to us by Barbara Masin is in many facets and angles very similar, but very real and with an added epic weight. A Study of the Structure of Romance. In Barbara and her father retraced the route of the escape all the way from the Czech border to West Berlin.

Eventually another expatriate made them tell their story again: Army in order to odkxz their struggle. Ota Rambousek’s book “Jenom ne strach” see below was published in Czechoslovakia in and realistic descriptions of how the brothers killed a cashier or how they cut the throat of an unarmed policeman rendered incapable by chloroform did not fit well into “velvet” mood of Czechs.


January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Eager to madin more, she began to mawin. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Jun 11, DeAnn rated it it was amazing. It is a dramatic tale of courage and daring against overwhelming odds and a testament to American ideals of freedom.

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Gauntlet is thus a popular tale, a modern embodiment of romance; as Frye put it: Princeton University Press, Princeton Barbara Masin’s Gauntlet is one of the best books I have ever read. Their mother, Zdena Masinova, although she did not know about her sons activites and escape plans, was sentenced to 25 years of prison and died in prison soon afterwards in horrific conditions. The journey was to take three days, and their ultimate objective was to join the U.

In the end, the war is victorious as Communism disintegrates. Well written, well documented, and highly recommended!

This is a common structure in historical works: Jana rated it liked it Mar 07, Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narratives [].

Pages with related products. After surviving several pitched gun battles, gunshot wounds, starvation, and the bitter cold, three finally reached West Berlin.