'An superb tale shooting the commando ethos’ – Brian wooden MC
‘A cracking story that leaves one slightly capable of draw breath’ – Shaun Lewis
The bow of U-911 got here point with the top of the quay. one other docker, wrapped in rain equipment, waved them in in the direction of the left facet. Hook took a deep breath, wiping his sweaty hands on his battledress trousers. Any moment now, he knew that 2 Troop could enable all hell holiday loose.
It is 1943, and Captain Hook is at sea aboard a hijacked German U-boat. Hook has heard all of the Peter Pan-themed jokes approximately his identify: as a British Commando, he is aware that humour could be an vital software for survival in conflict. And Hook, who's taking a motley group of submariners and commandos on a highly bold project, might be desiring it extra now than ever.
Having used ingenuity and brute strength to thieve the U-boat, Hook and his males trigger for the French port of los angeles Rochelle. Their target is to render the U-boats moored there dead, critically hampering the German warfare attempt, and thereafter to navigate in the course of the French geographical region, evading the German forces that might definitely pursue them, to satisfy up with distinct Forces in a more secure a part of France.
To accomplish that, commandos needs to develop into submariners, as submariners needs to develop into commandos. them all needs to face the horrors and losses of struggle. And their officials, Hook integrated, needs to hold the advanced and hugely harmful venture heading in the right direction to the sour end.
More complicated than any normal wartime yarn of fine as opposed to evil, The Sheer Nerve takes the reader on a meticulously saw and unflinching trip in the course of the information and infrequently grisly brutalities of conflict, within the corporation of many attractive — and occasionally terrifying — characters. packed with adrenaline-pumping motion from begin to end, it's a must-read for anyone attracted to international battle heritage, and fanatics of top quality army fiction.
Born in Twickenham, Rob Lofthouse left college at 16 to affix his neighborhood infantry regiment, and for this reason served for 20 years in destinations around the globe. He retired as a sergeant, and writes the army fiction he constantly desired to learn, yet may perhaps infrequently find.
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