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Blood Beach

(1983)
(The first book in the Assault Troop series)
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Assault Troop Series
This is the first in a series of 4 books about Assault Troop, the specially armoured infantry who precede the main advance to 'soften up' the opposition. Led by the rebellious Captain Corrigan, this particular troop form part of the 'Iron Division' during the 1944/45 European campaign.

The Mission
Sent over to France before the main invasion force on D- Day, they have the task of breaking through the German beach defences, linking up with the paratroops and then carrying out a recce into Caen, Monty's primary D-1 objective. Corrigan's force are almost all inexperienced in battle but he is determined to instil in them a fierce fighting· spirit to match his own. The landing goes disastrously wrong and when the beach rapidly turns into a slaughter house, Corrigan sets out without permission to join the hard-pressed Red Devils and to proceed to Caen.
The Author
Born in 1926, Charles Whiting became a volunteer in the 52nd Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment in 1943, aged 17. After the war he studied both in England and in Germany and subsequently became a university teacher in England, the USA and in Germany where he was also German correspondent for The Times Educational Supplement.
He gave up teaching in 1973 to write full-time and has written a number of thrillers under several
different pseudonyms, including Ian Harding.
Other fiction works by Charles Whiting include:
As Ian Harding: Assault Troop Series
Blood Beach
Assault Troop
Death In The Forest
End Run
As Duncan Harding:
Flotilla attack
Hell on the Rhine
Ramps down, troops away! : a novel of D-day
Sink HMS Cossack
Sink HMS Kelly
Sink the Graf Spee
Sink the Prince of Wales
Sink the Scharnhorst
Sink the Warspite
Slaughter in Singapore
Tug of war

As Leo Kessler:
Otto Stahl Series
Stuka Squadron Series
S.S. Wotan Series
The Dogs of War Series
Rommel's Last Battle#
The Hitler Werewolf Murders
The Great Escape
Operation Glenn Miller
Murder at Colditz
Kill Patton!
Kill Rommel
Flight from Berlin
As John Kerrigan
Fireball
Bluebeard
Vermin
Watchdog
Non-fiction works by Charles Whiting include:
48 hours to Hammelburg
Ardennes: The Secret War
Highway Through Hell
In Turkish Waters
Operation Fox Hunt
Operation Il Duce
Operation Kill Ike
Operation Stalag
Operation Werewolf
The Baltic Run
West Wall: The Battle for Hitler's Siegfried Line
‘44: In Combat from Normandy to the Ardennes
'45: Final Drive from the Rhine to the Baltic
The Battle of Hurtgen Forest
Ardennes: The Secret War
Decision at St Vith
The Other Battle of the Bulge: OperationNorthwind
Patton's Last Battle
Paths of Death & Glory: The Last Days of the Reich
America's Forgotten Army: The Story of the U.S. Seventh
American Eagles: The 101st Airborne's Assault on Fortress Europe 1944/45
Balkan Chase: A Story of the S.A.S.
Battle of the Bulge: Britain's Untold Story
Battle of the Ruhr Pocket
Battleground Korea: The British in the Korean War, 1950-51
Bloody Aachen
Bloody Bremen: Ike's Last Stand
Bounce the Rhine: The Battle for the Heart of germany
Britain Under Fire: The Bombing of Britain's Cities, 1940-1945
Death on a Distant Frontier: A Lost Victory, 1944
Disaster at Kasserine: Ike and the 1st Us Army in North Africa 1943
End of the War; Europe: April 15-May 23, 1945



Genre: Thriller

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