by T.H.E. Hill
a Field Station Berlin Author
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The novel is ostensibly set against the backdrop of the Berlin Tunnel (Operation GOLD, covername: PBJOINTLY). The yarn is told from both ends of the tunnel. One end is the story of the Americans who worked the tunnel, and how they fought for a sense of purpose against boredom and the enemy both within and without. This side of the story is told with a pace and a black humor reminiscent of that used by Joseph Heller (Catch-22) and Richard Hooker (M*A*S*H*). The other end of the tunnel is the story of the Russians whose telephone calls the Americans are intercepting. Their end of the tale is told in the unnarrated transcripts of their calls. They are the voices under Berlin.
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The author served at Field Station Berlin in the early 1970s, after a tour at Herzo Base. He is a three time graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, the alumni of which are called "Monterey Marys."
Check out T.H.E. Hill's latest novel, The Day Before the Berlin Wall. Released on 9 November 2010, the 21st Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
13 August 2014 marks the Fifty-third Anniversary of the Construction of the Berlin Wall, and the twenty-fifth Anniversay of the Fall of the Wall.
Hill's new Novel:
The "Book of the Month" for "Summer 2013" at BerlinBrigade.com
Winner of the Stars and Flags Gold Award in the category "General Fiction" for 2013.
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Check out the parallel non-fiction Berlin in … Booklets series that provides the historical background for each of these novels:
- Berlin in Early Cold-War Army Booklets. This is a reprint of a series of six army booklets on Berlin, covering the period from 1946 to 1958. The booklets are written from a single institutional viewpoint, that of the United States Military Command in Berlin. When read in parallel, the booklets create a sense of living history, because, while they cover the same topics of interest about Berlin, their coverage of these topics changes as the series progresses, and you can see the political relationships of the time change before your eyes.
- Berlin in Early Berlin-Wall Era CIA, State Department, and Army Booklets This is a reprint of three booklets that the historical context of The Day Before the Berlin Wall. They cover the period from 1958 to 1966, spanning the critical year in which the Wall was built: 1961.
- Berlin in Détente-era Berlin Brigade Booklets and the Story of Berlin Brigade They cover the period from 1967 to 1975, spanning the tenth anniversary of the Berlin Wall (1971), and the beginnings of the short-lived Détente in relations with the Soviet Union.