It was to become known as the most daring enemy mission of the entire war: Operation Eagle, SS Reichsfurher Heinrich Himmler's audacious plan to kidnap Winston Churchill on British soil in November 1943.
But, despite spectacular secrecy, there was to be no surrender without a fight....For in a remote corner of Norfolk, an elite unit is gathered together, ready to do battle for a nation against the most ruthless task force ever assembled.
"100 percent proof adventure." (The New York Times)
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The Eagle has Landed
- David Share
Better than the movie.
This was a very interesting story, and had been made into a wonderful movie in the 70's. the book goes deeper into the history and background.
I think my favorite was the leader of the German commandoes. But that may have been influenced by the fact that a young and dashing Michael Caine played him in the film.
I think it would be the ending of the book. Different from the film, I found it gave a credibility to the story that left me believing it really may have happened.
I wish I could have. I was on a road trip that made it a little easier. Being alone, I was able to continue listening when on food stops.
I really liked the reader. the pace was good. I could differentiate the different characters. It was a good listen. Great book. So glad I listened to this one.