A parachute jump into history. The early hours of June 6th, 1944, and the beginning of the battle to sweep the Germans all the way back to Berlin and beyond.
Before the landings can take place, paratroops have to take and hold strategic crossings to hold back the German armor. Not everything went to plan.
A bridge outside a remote French town, vital for the Germans and vital for the Allies. Company B is traveling in C-47s when their aircraft are hit by flak, and First Platoon jumps into the darkness, dispersed across the entire region of Normandy. A few men land close to the objective. And close to a unit of SS. The company commander is not amongst them, wounded after a bad landing and taken prisoner.
They reach the bridge, and have more obstacles to taking and holding it than they can believe. Including the ominous threat of enemy armor, forging up from the south to throw the Allies back into the sea. And the discovery the CO is a prisoner in a nearby town. Of the Gestapo. Threatened with torture to reveal what he knows about he invasion. And death when they’ve extracted everything his fate will be a hard and brutal death. A hard fight has become an impossible fight against overwhelming odds. Yet it is a fight they cannot lose. No matter what the cost.
Heroes of the 82nd Airborne Book 1 – Tiger Attack is the first 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.