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The Eagle has Landed
The Eagle has Landed
Author: Jack Higgins
This book recreates a daring WW2 German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill.
ISBN: 39255
Pages: 312

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Publisher: Holt, Reinhardt, Winston
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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The German plot to kidnap Churchill.
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Threatened on all sides, a desperate Hitler lashes out with an impossible order: kidnap Winston Churchill-or kill him.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A well written, exciting read. How the Nazi's could have kidnapped Churchill - sounds plausible.