D-day is over but the Germans still have the allies ringed in a foothold in Normandy. The Commandos are tasked with going behind enemy line to destroy a fuel dump. They become part of the force which closes the Falaise Gap and endures horrific fighting against the elite S.S. Concluding with the liberation Paris the novel portrays the lives of ordinary soldiers as they do extraordinary things.
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It’s 1940 and the British Expeditionary Force is caught ill prepared for the onslaught of the German Blitzkrieg and its deadly panzers. Caught in the desperate retreat to Dunkirk, Tom Harsker, son of a World War 1 ace, discovers he is a natural soldier. Escaping to England and with complete disaster narrowly averted, Tom is selected to join the newly formed Commandos. With Britain standing alone and the seemingly inexorable German forces massing across the Channel for invasion, Tom and his fellow Commandos must battle against all odds in daring raids to buy precious time.