Angel, Archangel: The End of the Third Reich by Nick Cook

By Nick Cook

First released in nice Britain in 1990 by means of Pan Books Ltd

The Allies are advancing on Berlin within the loss of life days of the second one international battle, however the Russians are plotting even more than the top of the 3rd Reich. Operation Archangel's goal is for Soviet troops to blast their means directly to the English Channel.

With pretend Soviet tanks covered up close to the German border in Czechoslovakia, British undercover agent pilots stumble throughout this difficult charade. Wing Commander Robert Fleming and Rhodesian expatriate Piet Kruze develop into front line within the attempt to defuse the Russian scheme. yet they need to first penetrate the guts of the Nazi defences and thieve the single weapon which could very likely wreck Archangel: the cream of the recent iteration of German jet fighter bombers.

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Upstairs, Mr Fremley sat up like Lazarus. Mr Terle's eyes grew wider and yet wider to take hold of what was coming. He held to the porch rail like the captain of a long-becalmed vessel feeling the first stir of some tropic breeze that smelled of lime and the ice-cool white meat of coconut. The smallest wind stroked over his aching nostrils as over the flues of a white-hot chimney. ' cried Mr Terle. ' And over the last hill, shaking out feathers of fiery dust, came the cloud, the thunder, the racketing storm.

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