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Judas Battalion

(1983)
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Austin Roberts has a plan. A plan he takes to his commanding officer, Brigadier Kylie...

They need to work together to bring the war to an end. They need to save the lives of tens of thousands. His plan is crazy ... infiltrating a British agent into the Nazi British Free Corps.

With Hitler's birthday coming up, it would be the perfect opportunity to assassinate Hitler.

With Hitler planning on parading bodyguards formed of British Fascists, it would be the perfect opportunity to bring the regime to its knees.

But who would be willing to put their life at risk?

They needed someone with enough confidence to carry out the assassination entirely on his own, with no assistance from the British at all.

Thirty-year-old Charlie Collins was serving his fourth month in the Military Detention Barracks in Colchester.

Sentenced to twelve years' imprisonment, Collins doubted whether he'd survive. Convicted of mutiny, his death sentence had been reduced, but would that have been better?

Intelligent, quick witted and with the ability to improvise, Collins was Roberts's man of choice for the operation.

When Collins's train is hit, he takes the opportunity to escape from the Military Police, a perfect staging for the beginnings of Operation Hagen. Unsure of his own reasons, Collins wonders where his sudden patriotism comes from.

With a contact name from Roberts and a new alias, Collins finds himself heading to Germany, via Dublin and under the guise of an Irish sailor, he joins Hennessy on the Ard Ri.

Arrested on suspicion of being a spy, Collins manages to escape and make his way to the German Embassy in Germany.

With his life on the line ... Collins sets out to bring an end to Hitler's propaganda...

The Judes Battalion is a historical thriller filled with suspense and high stakes.

Praise for Peter MacAlan



'Splendidly exciting' - Fred Nolan, author of Brass Target

Peter MacAlan is one of the pseudonyms under which Peter Berresford Ellis has written. Ellis is a historian, literary biographer and novelist. Born in Coventry, Warwickshire, Ellis began his career as a junior reporter before becoming a full-time writer in 1975. He has published almost 100 books and is also the author over 100 short stories.

Genre: Thriller

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