Written by Eric Helm
This story, based on true events, chronicles Sergeant Mick Angell's bloody combat crusade against the Wermacht during the Second World War. When the Nazi Army first blitzkrieged across the fields and towns of Poland and France, Angell responded by joining Canada's Princess Pat Light Infantry Regiment.
Then when the United States of America entered the war, he transferred to the U.S. Army Infantry. In the North African desert campaign he fought as a rifleman with General Patton's Army against Rommel's Afrika Corps.
On D-Day, he went ashore during the 13th wave and fought in the hedgerows, fields and towns of France until mid-July when he was wounded by a sniper.
Author Eric Helm is the pen name shared by two other novelists who are renowned for the Vietnam Ground Zero combat series. This particular Eric Helm wrote three of the 22 books: Red Dust, Cambodian Sanctuary and Spike. Originally published by Gold Eagle Books, the VGZ series are available as E-books by Sapere Books.
This particular Eric Helm is also the author of
Wickham's Firefight. While his novels are traditionally published as paperbacks, this large-format trade paperback with its taller typeface, combines to make for an easier read.