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The Devil's Pact

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Sicily, 1943 - to fight the Nazi rearguard, old foes like the Mafia must become new friends for Jack Tanner and his crew...July 19... Lire la suite
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Sicily, 1943 - to fight the Nazi rearguard, old foes like the Mafia must become new friends for Jack Tanner and his crew...July 1943: with North Africa secured, the Allies launch an invasion of Sicily, and the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Rangers are in the vanguard of the assault on the Italian beaches.But promotion to Company Commander has brought fresh trouble for Jack Tanner. Not only has his new Battalion Commander decided to make his life as difficult as possible, they soon find themselves battling against some of the toughest, most determined troops in the Wehrmacht.In the bitter fighting that follows, Tanner witnesses a new reality. Forced to question the cause for which they have fought so long, Tanner and his trusted sidekick, Sykes, find themselves embroiled in a deeply personal fight, in which they have to use all their resolve, skill and experience if they are to stand any chance of survival...

Auteur

James Holland is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning historian, writer, and broadcaster. The author of a number of best-selling histories including Battle of Britain, Dam Busters, Burma '44 and, most recently, Big Week, he has also written nine works of historical fiction, including the Jack Tanner novels.

He is currently writing an acclaimed three-volume new history of the Second World War, The War in the West. He has presented and written many television programmes and series for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, History and Discovery Channels.

He is also co-founder of the Chalke Valley History Festival and co-founder of WarGen.org, an online Second World War resource site, and presents the Chalk Valley History Hit podcast. A fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he also has a weekly podcast with Al Murray, We Have Ways of Making You Talk: Al Murray and James Holland Talk World War II. He can be found on Twitter as @James1940.



Texte du rabat

The latest novel from the acclaimed historian of WWII, this is set in 1943 and features Jack Tanner and his crew as they progress to Sicily. The Sicilian mafia are now supposedly fighting on the side of the Allies, but are making the lives of ordinary Italians a misery. 'Holland is a superb historian who knows his stuff, and his descriptions of the action are terrific' "Daily Telegraph"



Résumé
Promotion to Company Commander has brought trouble for Jack Tanner. Not only has his Battalion Commander decided to make his life as difficult as possible, they soon find themselves battling against some of the toughest, most determined troops in the Wehrmacht. In the bitter fighting that follows, Tanner witnesses a new reality.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Devil's Pact
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780552158015
ISBN: 978-0-552-15801-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Random House UK
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 448
Poids: 314g
Taille: H198mm x B129mm x T30mm
Année: 2014