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Colonel D Top Contributor: Star Wars. Mass Market Paperback Verified download. The plot inspired is by the real life daring raid SS-Major Otto Skorzeny pulled off to liberate Mussolino from a mountain top prison after he was toppled from power.
The story focuses on a group of paratroopers lead by LtCol Kurt Steiner.
The fallschirmjagers are assigned to a penal unit on the English Channel island of Aldeney condemned to ride modified torpedoes attacking allied shipping in the Channel, the fatality rate is predictably high. Steiner and his men are Nazis with hearts of gold a theme that Higgins returns to in future books and intervened with an SS unit deporting Jews to death camps setting a little girl free.
The off books operation is backed by the nefarious SS-Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler and Steiner and his troops are granted an opportunity for redemption by masquerading as Polish airborne soldiers, parachuting into England and grabbing up Churchill. Helping them is a traitorous widow with her own axe to grind operating as an undercover Nazi agent and a former IRA soldier, Liam Devlin who has his own reasons for seeing England suffer.
The prolific Higgins is masterful at weaving an intricate tale pulling numerous plot points together and keeping the suspense building to the very end. Kindle Edition Verified download. I've heard of this title, of course for many years and was aware of the movie as well, but had never ventured either until this was offered as an site Prime read.
It is a well constructed WWII military ry thriller with a completely plausible story.
The detail and character development are first rate. The names and places from war history will lend An abundance of credibility. Very enjoyable. If you haven't seen the movie, read this first. The movie although well done, doesn't delve deeply enough into the nuances of the characters.
I have recently read a few top ranked novels written in the 's and 's and enjoyed them all - this is one of the best. It was first published in and sold 50 million copies across the world. It was also a successful movie, starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, and Robert Duval and achieved a bit of a cult following.
Normally WWII stories are mostly about the Allies - but this one centres on the Germans at a time when it is clear to most that they are losing the war. It also focusses on how a small quiet remote English community reacts when the war is unexpectedly brought to their doorstep. During one of his temper tantrum brainstorms, Hitler challenges Admiral Canaris his espionage chief to capture Winston Churchill.
While Canaris tries to forget the challenge, he asks one of his staff to plan a commando raid when he finds that Churchill will be spending a weekend in remote part of Norfolk, very near the coast. Heirich Himmler never forgets and takes over the planning in his normal ruthless and chilling way.
The raiding group is led by a charismatic Lt. Kurt Steiner, the son of a German general and his American wife, and a small group of war hardened but disgraced paratroopers.
While the raid starts according to plan it rapidly goes downhill - surprisingly partly because of the humanity of a German soldier who saves a local child from drowning. The normally heartless Devlin is vulnerable when he loses his heart to a local teenager.
Some say that this is Jack Higgins' best book and is in the same league as the classic Frederick Forsyth thriller "The Day of the Jackal". I agree with them. Hardcover Verified download.
While awaiting further developments, Devlin becomes romantically involved with Molly Prior, a girl from the village. To the outrage of the SS and Polizei , he took one of their men hostage and helped a teenage Jewish girl to escape on a passing freight train. For this he was court-martialed, along with his men, who backed his actions. Too highly decorated to face a firing squad, Steiner and his men were allowed to transfer to a penal unit in the Channel Islands.
There they are forced to make high-risk attacks with manned torpedoes against Allied ships in the English Channel. Radl travels to Alderney and recruits Steiner and his surviving men.
Steiner's father, General Steiner, is being tortured by the Gestapo for his alleged ties to the German Resistance. This serves as an additional incentive for the Colonel to accept the mission. Radl relocates Steiner and his men to an airfield on the north western coast of Holland , where they familiarise themselves with the British weapons and equipment they will be using.
The team will be air dropped into Norfolk via a captured C Dakota with Allied markings. The commandos outfit themselves as Free Polish troops, as few of them speak English; the plan is to infiltrate Studley Constable, capture Churchill, rendezvous with an E-boat at the nearby coast, and make their escape. As part of the ruse, they arm themselves with Sten guns , M1 Garands , Bren guns and revolvers , as well as Browning Hi-Powers , instead of German weaponry.
At first, the plan seems to go off without a hitch. But one of Steiner's NCOs rescues a young girl who fell into a mill race. He is killed by the water wheel and his German uniform worn, by Himmler's order, under the Polish uniforms, as protection against being executed as spies is seen by several of the villagers.
Determined to continue the mission, Steiner arranges for the locals to be rounded up, but the sister of Father Vereker, the local priest, escapes and alerts a nearby unit of US Army Rangers. Colonel Robert Shafto, an inexperienced but glory-seeking officer, rallies his forces to retake the hostages. Without notifying headquarters, he orders a foolhardy assault in which many Americans are killed.
After the Colonel is shot in the head by Mrs. Steiner, his second-in-command Ritter von Neumann, and Devlin escape with Molly's aid. Determined to finish the mission, Steiner allows Devlin and Neumann to escape without him and decides to make one last attempt at Churchill. He succeeds in reaching Churchill, but hesitates, is shot and supposedly killed.
In Germany, Radl has had a heart attack, implied to be fatal. At about the same time, Himmler, upon discovering that the mission has failed, orders Radl's arrest for high treason.