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Mission Accomplished: SOE and Italy 1943-1945 | David Stafford
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In May 1945 Italy was liberated from Nazism and Fascism by the British Eighth and American Fifth Armies. By that time the Italian resistance movement had emerged as one of the strongest in Europe - crucially aided and abetted by the UK's Special Operations Executive. As what Winston Churchill graphically described as the 'red-hot rake of the battle-line' advanced bloodily up the Italian peninsula, clandestine cells in the cities and partisan bands in the countryside fought to free their country from enemy occupation and shape the politics of Italy's post-war future. Based on recently released official files, documents retrieved from other agencies, diaries, memoirs and personal interviews, Mission Accomplished provides the first ever complete and authoritative account of Britain's secret war in Italy - the heroic exploits, the larger than life participants and the extraordinary, against-the-odds achievements.
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#booked2019 is ✅
A big thank you to @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
This was really fun to do all year.
Onto #booked2020 planning.

Cinfhen Woohoo!!!!! Thanks for joining us 🎉📚💛Can‘t wait to see what you‘re reading for #Booked2020 3w
4thhouseontheleft Great job!!! On to #Booked2020 🙌🏽🎉 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yippppeeee! Glad you had fun with it! 3w
Bookzombie Great job!!! 3w
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#Readingwomenchallenge COMPLETE! (26/26). This is my first completed annual challenge for the year!! 2 left for #readharder (22/24), 4 for #booked2019 (20/24) and only 3 left to my Goodreads challenge Goal (197/200).

Eyelit Awesome! 👏🎉📚 2mo
MelissaSue81 I lied. This was not my first completed Challenge. I completed #MMDChallenge in September I think. 2mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 2mo
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Woo hoo! Another #24in48 completed. 😁
I managed to finish some ‘in progress‘ books that have been languishing for a couple months, started a new audiobook, knocked some books of my #mttbr pile, and read some library books that are due back tomorrow. All in all, a good weekend!

Congrats to everyone that participated this weekend - you are all rock stars!

Many thanks to the organizers of this bookish funstravaganza!! @24in48

DebinHawaii Congratulations!!! 🎉📚🎉📚🎉Great job!!! 5mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 5mo
xicanti Excellent! 5mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff Yay! ❤️📚❤️ 5mo
parttimedomestic Congrats! 🎉 5mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 5mo
janeycanuck Awesome, congrats!! 🥳 5mo
Macnjen I just honestly cannot sit for 24 hours during 48 even though I love to read/audiobook! It's my goal to try someday for sure. Congratulations to everyone who can accomplish this!
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats! 👏 5mo
Soubhiville Yes! You did it! Congratulations. 5mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. 💗😎💞 5mo
sprainedbrain Woohoo! 🥳🙌🏻 5mo
Lizpixie Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
UwannaPublishme Yay! Way to go! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉🍾🍾📚📚📚 5mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🍾🍾💃🏻💃🏻👍🏻🥳🥳👏🏻🎉📚 5mo
Simona 👏👏👏Congratulations❣️ 5mo
Andrew65 Brilliant. 🍾🥂🎉🎊🥳😊😍 Well Done! 5mo
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And my #24in48 is done!! I‘ve never been done this early before. I don‘t know what do to with myself, I‘m so used to needing to go to sleep the second I finish. Maybe I‘ll go read?

Melissa_J Awesome! Great job 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
Morr_Books Fantastic!!! 10mo
candority Woohoo! Good work 🎉 10mo
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Nessavamusic Grats!! (edited) 10mo
Soubhiville Yes! Congratulations! 10mo
hes7 Yay! 🎉 10mo
Mollyanna Congratulations 🎉🍾🎉 10mo
parttimedomestic Congrats! 🎉🍾 10mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 10mo
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Thank you @RealLifeReading for this graphic.

RealLifeReading You're welcome! 😊 12mo
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Woohoo, this happened! 130 books read so far in 2018 😄

Texreader And early to boot! Congratulations! 🎈🎊 1y
Mollyanna Congrats 🍾🎈🎊 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife Congrats! 1y
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ElishaLovesBooks Congratulations!!!🎉👏🎉 1y
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 1y
JoScho 💖🎉💖🎉💖 1y
BookNerd9906 Wahoo!!!! Congrats. 👏👍📚✅❤️ 1y
tonyahoswalt Congrats! 1y
irre 👏👏🎊🎊 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Wohoo! 🎊💃🏻👏 1y
mrp27 👏🏻🎉👏🏻🎉 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎉🍾🎈 1y
DarcysMom Congratulations! 👍🥂❤🤗 1y
Kalalalatja Woohoo 👏👏👏 1y
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 1y
Jas16 🙌🏽 1y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 1y
youneverarrived 🎉🎉 14mo
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Woohoo! Met my goal early this year and I increased the number of books by 20! Yay me! 😋😀

Liatrek Congrats!🎉🎉🎉 1y
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 1y
Lovesbooks87 Yay! Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 1y
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JoScho 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 1y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 1y
readordierachel Nice! 🎊🎊 1y
SilversReviews Congrats!! 1y
Jas16 🙌🏽 1y
Pamwurtzler Yay!!! 1y
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Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊 1y
indubitablyzara Congratulations! 1y
Jas16 🙌🏽 1y
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Tomigirl44 Awesome! 👏😁🍾🎉 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats! 1y
sprainedbrain Awesome! 1y
Cedricsmom Congratulations! 🎉🎈❤👑 What all did you read? 1y
cocomass @Cedricsmom I was reading about 5 books simultaneously and I ended up finishing only 2: Ghost Map and 1y
GypsyKat Congratulations!!!🍾🎉 📚⏱ 1y
readordierachel Nice job! 🎉🎉 1y
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#24in48 hours completed.

Day 2 was definitely more difficult. Was feeling tired. Audiobooks helped with giving my eyes a rest.

Enjoyed though. I think my favourite read was Unwritten.

I know me being in Australia I've probably finished a lot earlier than everyone else. Those who still have a ways to go, keep going and enjoy the ride.


Simona 👏👏👏Congratulations 📚🍾 2y
TheLibraryMonster Yay !!! Congrats 🎊🎊🎊🎉🎉🎉! Those reads look fantastic ! 2y
Kalalalatja Woohoo! Way to go 👏👏 2y
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Gillyreads Good job! 2y
toolamehelp That's awesome! I'm in Australia too, if I had the time I would've loved to have participated, good on you for pushing through it! 2y
Lacythebookworm That‘s awesome! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Wow!🎉🎉 2y
Ingerella Yay! Awesome!! 2y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 2y
GypsyKat Congratulations!!! 🎈🍾🎊🎉 📚🙌 2y
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Another challenge where I experienced success was #LitsyAtoZ I liked that this challenge forced me to grab books off of my TBR shelf that I may have continued to overlook otherwise. I plan to participate in this challenge again, and I think I will combine it with the classics challenge. I have plenty of those on my TBR shelves as well.

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I did well with my Goodreads challenge. More importantly to me, I read more pages this year than I did last year. I believe I will keep my book number roughly the same and focus on the number of pages I read this year.

Reviewsbylola 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 2y
JessClark78 🎊🎉🎊🎉📚 2y
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When I️ finished my V book-A View from Chickweed‘s Window- two days ago I️ did it! I️ finished the #Litsyatoz challenge reading books whose titles start with each letter of the alphabet. I️ own 2017!!!!

DGRachel Awesome!🎉🎉 2y
Emiller Congrats 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉 2y
OrangeMooseReads 👍🏼🎉👏🏼 way to go! 2y
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JessClark78 🎊🎉🎉🎊📚 2y
LeahBergen Yes!! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
MinDea Wow!!! Good for you!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
jpmcwisemorgan Yay!!! 2y
robinb Woo-hoo!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏👏👏 2y
DebinHawaii Congratulations!! 🎉📚🎉👍Fantastic job! 2y
Jas16 🙌🏽 2y
Bostonmomx2 I know I‘d never complete this challenge so great job!!! 2y
Chelleo Congrats!!!!! I'm reading my last one-J. I'm getting nervous I won't make it!! 2y
mrp27 Yay!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
Reecaspieces Whoooohooo!! 👏👏👏 2y
Tamra 🏅 2y
AmyG Congrats! 👍🏻 2y
Texreader @Chelleo You can do it!! 2y
megt Congrats! 2y
ScientistSam Congrats!! 2y
sprainedbrain Yes!!! Nice work. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😃😃😃 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations!! 2y
ApoptyGina69 Excellent work! I have 2 left on my list. Will finish!!! 📚👍 2y
EllieDottie Yay!! Great job!! 🎉 🥂 🍾 2y
KaatjeH 👍👍🎉 2y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 2y
obviateit Awesome! Congratulations! 🎉🎈🎊🍾 2y
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My living room is currently housing everything extra from the library but the mission is complete! There‘s even space for more books 😍😍

AllenTStClair Beautiful shelves! 😍 2y
Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 2y
Sarah83 Looks great 😍 2y
TheCanuckReader Great shelves! 2y
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Yay! I completed my Goodreads challenge today. That means I will at least complete ONE of the challenges I started at the beginning of the year 😂Hopefully, I can make some headway on the others too.

EllieDottie I'm also going to have a hard time finishing all the challenges I set out to do in 2017!!! 2y
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉⭐️ 2y
jpmcwisemorgan Congrats! 🎊🍾🎈🎉 This may be the only challenge I finish this year. 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉📚📚 2y
DGRachel Congrats!🎉🎉🍾🎉🎉 2y
Jess7 Congrats!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 2y
MrBook Whoooaaaa!!! Congratulations!!! 2y
JessClark78 Congrats! 🎉🎉📚 2y
UwannaPublishme Way to go!! 🎉🎉🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Hurray!👏🏻🎉🎊 2y
MaryAnn1 Woooo!!! 💪🏼👍🏻 2y
Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 2y
imabusybee Congrats 🎉🎉🎉 2y
AceOnRoam Well done ! 2y
SilversReviews Congrats!! 2y
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Also, this just happened and the Goodreads app threw me a little party.

I guess I need to set my goal higher next year. 😃

DivineDiana Amazing! 👏🏻📚👏🏻📚🎉 2y
Bakingbookworm Awesome!!! 2y
DarcysMom Wheee! Congrats! 📚🔖🎉🎊📚🔖🎉🎊📚🔖🎉🎊📚 2y
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kylienoele Yayy!! Congrats 🎉 2y
jen_hayes7 That's awesome!! Way to go!! 🎈🎉🎈 2y
merelybookish Wow!!! 👏👏👏👏 2y
Peddler410 I'm not sure where I am in this challenge. I sort of stopped updating it. Do you include audio books? I don't, but I wonder where I'd be if I did. 2y
Peddler410 Congratulations! 2y
jpmcwisemorgan 🎉🎉🎉 2y
sprainedbrain @Peddler410 heck yes, I count audiobooks. Goodreads counts everything we mark as 'read.' 😃 2y
Mommamanzi Awesome job!!!! 2y
RealBooks4ever Yaaaaay!!🎉🎉👍 congratulations!! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Yes! Go you! 🎉🎉🎉🤜🏼🤛🏼 2y
readsusieread You're awesome! 2y
Allietaylor16 Congrats!!! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations!!🎉👏🏻🎉 2y
Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 2y
No_One That's a LOT of books! My brain would be sprained, too, after so many books!! 😂 Congrats!!! 2y
LazyOwl Congrats, well done 2y
EvieBee Yay!!!! Celebrate good times, come on! 🎶 2y
ItsAngel Yay!!! Congratulations! 🎉🎊🍾🎈 @sprainedbrain 2y
Eyelit Awesomeness! 😃🎉📚🎊 2y
Jas16 🙌🏽 2y
robinb Yay!!! 🎉🎉 2y
mrozzz WHOA!!! Amazing!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
GatheringBooks i've also completed my reading challenge. why didn't goodreads throw me a similar confetti party? huhuhu! congratulations through!! :) 2y
Laalaleighh Damn go Jenni! I'm insanely impressed. I just hit book 50 and don't think this is the year I meet my challenge! Congrats!! 2y
Izai.Amorim Very impressed! 🙇🙇 2y
irre Wow! 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻 2y
RachelO That's amazing! 🎉👏👏 2y
Ms_T 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Avanders 🎉🎉🎉 😄 2y
GinEyre22 🎇🎊🎆🎉 2y
Laura317 That. Is. AWESOME!! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
TNbookworm 🎉🎉👏👏 2y
JaclynW Nice job! Very impressive! 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 Way to go!!! 🎉🎉 2y
stacybmartin Nice work! 🎉📚🎉👏🏼 2y
LitsyGoesPostalOG Great work Jenni!! 2y
Pamwurtzler Wow congratulations!! 2y
sprainedbrain @GatheringBooks You were robbed! Allow me to throw you a confetti party now. 😃 🎉 🎊🎈🎉🎊🎈🎉🎊🎈🎉🎊🎈🎉🎊🎈 2y
GatheringBooks @sprainedbrain awwwww! thank you thank you! 2y
Bluebird Impressive! Congratulations. 🎉 2y
rohit-sawant Congrats!! 🎉🎉 2y
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Finished 3 books today! What a way to round out the week. I feel like a reading God! 😂

saresmoore Hahaha! Well done! 2y
Suet624 Nice!!! 2y
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