As the Allied Forces slowly begin burning the tide of the war, Hitler vehemently orders the impossible - kidnap Winston Churchill, or kill him. A crack team of commandos led by a disgraced war hero must venture into the heart of England to carry out their mission, or die trying.
Meanwhile, in a quiet seaside village, a beautiful widow and an IRA assassin have already laid the groundwork for what will be the most treacherous plot of the war. It begins on November 6, 1943, when Berlin receives the fateful message.........."The Eagle Has Landed"
The dat4e- November 1943. The place-Studley Constable, a remote Norfolk village. A group of Polish commandos, led by an English officer, arrives on exercises..but simultaneously a message is radioed to Hummler's headquarters in Berlin: "The eagle Has landed".
For these men are not Polish commandos but German paratroopers under orders from Hitler to bring off one of the most audaciouis coups of the war-to kidnap Churchill and bring him back to Germany! This exciting, well-plotted and entirely credible story by JACK HIGGINS recounts how the attempt almost succeeded and how, but for a chance accident, Kurt Steiner ahd his men, aided by German agent Joanna Grey and ex-IRA member Liam Devlin, almost achieved the impossible. This recorded version is read by Edward Fox, an actor of international fame.
Threatened on all sides, a desperate Adolph Hitler lashes out with an impossible order: kidnap Winston Churchill - or kill him. A disgraced war hero receives the suicidal mission - to take his commandos into the heart of England.
In the quiet seaside village of Studley Constable, a beautiful widow and a cultured IRA assassin set the groundwork for the ultimate act of treachery. On November 6, 1943, Berlin gets the coded message: "THE EAGLE HAS LANDED!"
One of the most suspenseful war adventures ever written, The Eagle Has Landed is a heart-stopping story of espionage and commando action, a searing drama of courage and deceit - and of those who paid the price for Hitler's most daring plan.
Threatened on all sides,a desperate Adolph Hitler lashes out with an impossible order: kinap Winston Churchill--or kill him. A disgraced war hero receives the suicidal mission--to take his commandos into the heart of England.
In the quiet seaside village of Studley Constable, a beautiful widow and a cultured IRA assassin set the groundwork for the ultimate act of treachery. On November 6, 1943, Berlin gets the coded message "THE EAGLE HAS LANDED!"
I'm not a big WW II reader, but this was excellent. I saw the movie as a kid and read the book as an adult. Realized that books are always better> This book really captures the WWII drama and pulls you into it as if you were there.
Back cover: What Frederick Forsyth did so well in THE DAY OF THE JACKAL, Jack Higgins does even better in THE EASGLE HAS LANDED.--Associated Press.
THE ORDER: On September 16, 1943, the order came down from Adolph Hitler: "Bring me Churchill."
THE PLAN: To kidnap the Prime Minister during his quiet weekend at a country house in Norfolk, England.
THE DATE: At precisely one o'clock on the morning of Saturday, November 6, 1943, Heinrich Himmler received a simple message: "The Eagle has landed." The most explosive mission ever conceived was poised to strike.
November 6, 1943...the most audacious mission ever conceived is poised to strike...A handpicked team of crack paratroopers, an embittered woman spy, a free corps traitor and a murderous Ira Gunman are ready to snatch Churchill out of England and bring him to Adolph Hitler.