There are some battles that, had the other side won, would have totally altered the course of history. This is one of those battles ...
October 1942, and Britain and its allies were in trouble. Germany and its Axis partners seemed to be triumphant everywhere, and were already almost within reach of the Suez Canal.
America had not yet decided to join the war, and Churchill needed a victory to survive.
In this novel, Iain Gale tells the story of those extraordinary eleven days from the viewpoints of seven of those who took part, on both sides as the stand was made, and the tide of war began to turn. (pb)