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Waiting on Wednesday...

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.   160 more words

Book Reviews

13 Minutes

You think you’ve seen every World War II story worth telling, but then 13 Minutes reinvigorates the genre.

This is the true story of a little-known attempt on Hitler’s life on 9th November 1939. 161 more words

Film Comment

13 Minutes - a short review of a brilliant film.

This is Oliver Hirschbiegel’s version of the life of Georg Elser and his failed attempt (by 13 minutes) to kill Hitler before the Second World War began.   137 more words


Heroes, villains and a little-known assassination attempt on Hitler

As the seemingly interminable sequence of adverts began, I was aware of being almost alone in the cinema. Apart from myself and a friend, there were only three or four others settling into their plush theatre seats. 501 more words

'13 Minutes'

13 Minutes is the telling of the true story of the attempt by Georg Elser to assassinate Hitler in Munich in November 1939. Imprisonment and the time leading up to the attempt is the focus. 42 more words


Review: 13 Minutes

Words By: Jack Dawson

In a lot of ways 13 Minutes has very little opportunity to surprise its audience. This story about a man named Georg Elser who missed out on killing Hitler by 13 Minutes is a real life story, which means he obviously didn’t succeed, he obviously suffers a great deal of pain and unpleasantness throughout the film, and Elser is obviously in the right for doing what he did. 818 more words


Cinema Review - 13 Minutes

Georg Elser (Christian Friedel) is a man who could have changed the world; on November 8th 1939, Elser rigged a bomb in Munich which, had it gone off 13 minutes earlier, would almost certainly have killed Adolf Hitler. 541 more words