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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409082422
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528
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Darkest Hour

A Jack Tanner Adventure




Sharpe for the Blitz years - the new novel in the highly commercial series featuring Sergeant Jack Tanner

May 1940. Sergeant Jack Tanner has been posted to a training company on the south-east coast of England where the mysterious deaths of two Polish refugees lead him to believe there has been foul play.

As the Germans launch their Blitzkrieg in Europe, the entire company are sent to join the battle to stop Hitler's drive across the Low Countries. Pitted against the die-hard Nazis of the SS 'Death's Head' Division and the great panzer commander, General Rommel himself, it is left to Tanner to get his men back to Allied lines.

But if they are to have any hope of surviving the mayhem of Dunkirk, Tanner must first deal with an enemy far more deadly than the Germans...

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409082422
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528
Categories:

About the author

James Holland

James Holland is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning historian, writer, and broadcaster. The author of a number of best-selling histories including Battle of Britain, Dam Busters, Burma ’44 and, most recently, Big Week, hehas also written nine works of historical fiction, including the Jack Tanner novels.

He is currently writing an acclaimed three-volume new history of the Second World War, The War in the West. He has presented – and written – many television programmes and series for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, History and Discovery Channels.

He is also co-founder of the Chalke Valley History Festival and co-founder of WarGen.org, an online Second World War resource site, and presents the Chalk Valley History Hit podcast. A fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he also has a weekly podcast with Al Murray, We Have Ways of Making You Talk: Al Murray and James Holland Talk World War II. He can be found on Twitter as @James1940.

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Praise for Darkest Hour

Old-fashioned, testosterone-fuelled escapism and Tanner is a chiselled protagonist straight out of the pages of the old Commando comics

Mail on Sunday

Sharpe for the Blitz years...a meaty, all action yarn!

Sunday Telegraph

Holland is a superb historian who knows his stuff, and his descriptions of the action are terrific

Daily Telegraph

Has the sure touch of someone who knows their subject and enjoys it

Daily Mail

This is a well-researched page-turner that keeps you hungry for more. An exciting tale full of historical details and action

Soldier magazine

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