These EYES!. That is the terror of it. These gloved hands I now look at, steering the motorcycle down the road, were once his! And if you can understand the feeling that comes from that, then you can understand real fear ... the fear that comes from knowing there is nowhere you can possibly run.
Oh, yes, I did get it.
William Powell ... the name ring a bell? No? Well, maybe you have to be a certain age.
Oh wait -- I see a couple of you furtively heading for the exits. I know who you are, so don't bother.
Powell was the author -- at age 19 no less -- of the (in)famous Anarchist Cookbook, a sort of three-part treatise on black ops, bomb-making and agitprop.
Banned in some countries, the Cookbook is readily available online (I'd suggest using a proxy browser if you want to…
It's not much to look at on an army ordnance map -- a sort of whaleback feature in Nord-Pas-de-Calais that's less than five miles long and nowhere even 500 feet above sea level, overlooking a broad plain of small villages, roads, trees and fields.
On April 8, 1917, it was in German hands, and had been since October…