The 82nd has pushed the enemy back through the Ardennes forest, yet they continue to fight hard, contesting every foot of ground with increasing savagery. Approaching the town of Thier-du-Mont, 1st Platoon is about to face its toughest test.
Survivors of the 2nd SS Panzer Division ‘Das Reich’ are holed up inside the town, their escape cut off by the American encirclement. Yet they refuse to surrender, and the bloody battle goes on. Until the SS commander approaches the platoon lieutenant with an offer that could only come from a dedicated Nazi. A threat to commit a heinous war crime if the Americans continue their attack.
Ray Cassidy and his buddy Harry Byrd have other ideas, and they hatch a plan to turn things around. To put their plan into effect, they have to carry out a hair-raising dash across the rooftops of Thier-du-Mont. Success will mean the saving of many innocent lives. Failure will mean their deaths. Despite the odds against them, the men of 1st Platoon race across the treacherous rooftops, knowing every footstep could tumble them into the street. And into the muzzles of the SS guns.
Heroes of the 82nd Airborne Book 9 – Battle Flag is the ninth work of shortread fiction set during the Second World War. The book is a collaboration between Todd McLeod and Eric Meyer, the bestselling author of more than fifty war novels.