Cross of Iron by Willi Heinrich - PDF and EPUB eBook
Cross of Iron is the thrilling story of a German platoon cut off far behind Russian lines in the second half of World War II. A...
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Details of Cross of Iron
- Exact title of the book
- Cross of Iron
- Book author
- Willi Heinrich
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 478 pages
- August 5th 1999 by Cassell military
- File size (in PDF)
- 1912 kB
Some brief overview of book
Cross of Iron is the thrilling story of a German platoon cut off far behind Russian lines in the second half of World War II. A resourceful and cynical commander somehow manages to coax his men through the bitter hand-to-hand fighting in forests, trenches and city streets until eventually they regain the German lines. But safety is only temporary.
After the tension of waiting for the last overwhelming Russian advance the platoon is forced into futile counter-attacks and murderous house-to-house fighting until its final decimation becomes inevitable.A modern classic of war fiction both as a book and a film, this is a strikingly realistic story of action on the Eastern Front, where the grimness of combat seems to have neither pity nor end. Author Willi Heinrich (1920-2005) served in the heavily mauled 101st Jager Division, and was himself wounded five times during the war. Cross of Iron was also made into a film of the same name by Sam Peckinpah in 1977.