Before getting started, you should get a clearer idea of the main plot of The Five Past Midnight written by James Thayer. Basically, this story is about Jack Cray, a war prisoner who wants to escape from Colditz Castle and fight his way to Berlin. This story is definitely worth your attention
In the end of World War II, Roosevelt had a meeting targeted at discussing how he could end this war. Besides, William Donovan was the director of OSS and wanted to summarize it in a few brief and important sentences. It’s worth mentioning that every day this war continued, many people would die, and that had to be stopped. Another prominent fact is that a group of German officers were prepared to give up the leadership of the Third Reich if any suitable opportunity would arise so that they would surrender instantly. Finally, it was confirmed that Eisenhower’s report discussed the preparations of a national redoubt by the SS in the Bavarian Alp. This is where Hitler might be able to carry on for at least a few years. Don’t forget that Hitler had pledged that he would keep fighting till the end.
This is when Roosevelt’s health was declining so that he was afraid that Hitler could outlive him. At that time, Hitler was a mad man who raved and ranted while thinking that everyone was out to catch him, including his devoted followers. That’s why he decided to stay underground all the time so that some people made and approved a plan to send someone to kill him.
Now, you know the prehistory of the book written by James Thayer because it tells you a story of a man who was asked to achieve this goal. His name is Captain Jack Cray and he’s the son of the owners of apple orchards living in Washington. Cray was a short and stocky man who was able to blend in with all kinds of backgrounds and do everything others asked him. The most interesting fact is that he hadn’t any reason to be afraid of death because he actually wanted to die. Why? The key reason is that he had drunk a lot during his 2nd wedding anniversary and gone off the road, thus killing his wife, and that’s why he lose his will to keep living. Jack thought that dying would be a real blessing to him because he would get rid of his guilt. In this story, he was in the POW camp of Colditz Castle located in Germany. Keep in mind that POWs were in the UK wing and there was only 1 American man called John, and only 2 officers knew his true name. If you want to find out how this story ends, you should read The Five Past Midnight.
Before getting started, you should get a clearer idea of the main plot of The Five Past Midnight written by James Thayer. Basically, this story is about Jack Cray, a war prisoner who wants to escape from Colditz Castle and fight his way to Berlin.