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Book Title: March on Moscow|
The author of the book: Charles Whiting
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Edition: Endeavour Press
Date of issue: November 30th 2015
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‘Whiting… is a skilled and prolific writer…’ – The Spectator
The 69th Infantry Regiment wear the King’s Cross for the blood they shed during the invasion of Poland.
But the Sixty-Ninth, under the command of Major von Dietz, are entirely unprepared for the horrors that await them in Russia.
Hitler is determined that his German troops will succeed where Napoleon’s failed, and so the Sixty-Ninth begins a long and deadly march on Moscow.
The trek takes them across Russia’s snowbound steppe; starving, freezing, and plagued with desertion, the regiment struggles to pull together to fight Cossacks, wolves, and Stalin’s suicidal ski-troops.
But the horrors of the march into Russia slip away compared to what awaits Red Rudi, Private Maltitz and the rest of the regiment once they begin their retreat.
Three thousand men made their way into the barbed-wire snowdrifts of the Russian Front; tested to the breaking point and beyond, only a few return…
Praise for Charles Whiting
‘Whiting… is a skilled and prolific writer. His comments on the generals are apt… An important book that records one of the most difficult yet least publicised phases of the war’ - Spectator
‘Whiting is a very experienced popular military historian who gets the last ounce of drama from the bloody battles in the West between September 1944 and February 1945’ - The Times
>b> Charles Whiting (1926-2007) was one of Britain’s most prolific military writers, with over 300 books to his credit. He saw active service in the Second World War, serving in an armoured reconnaissance regiment attached to both the US and British armies. His books therefore possess the insight and authority of someone who, as a combat soldier, actually experienced the horrors of the Second World War. He authored some 350 books of fiction and non-fiction prior to his death in 2007. March on Moscow is the second book in his Russian series and follows First Blood.
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Read information about the authorCharles Whiting was a British writer and military historian and with some 350 books of fiction and non-fiction to his credit, under his own name and a variety of pseudonyms including Duncan Harding, K.N. Kostov, John Kerrigan, Klaus Konrad, and Leo Kessler.
Born in the Bootham area of York, England, he was a pupil at the prestigious Nunthorpe Grammar School, leaving at the age of 16 to join the British Army by lying about his age. Keen to be in on the wartime action, Whiting was attached to the 52nd Reconnaissance Regiment and by the age of 18 saw duty as a sergeant in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany in the latter stages of World War II. While still a soldier, he observed conflicts between the highest-ranking British and American generals which he would write about extensively in later years.
After the war, he stayed on in Germany completing his A-levels via correspondence course and teaching English before being enrolled at Leeds University reading History and German Language. As an undergraduate he was afforded opportunities for study at several European universities and, after gaining his degree, would go on to become an assistant professor of history. Elsewhere, Whiting held a variety of jobs which included working as a translator for a German chemical factory and spells as a publicist, a correspondent for The Times and feature writer for such diverse magazines as International Review of Linguistics, Soldier and Playboy.
His first novel was written while still an undergraduate, was published in 1954 and by 1958 had been followed by three wartime thrillers. Between 1960 and 2007 Charles went on to write over 350 titles, including 70 non-fiction titles covering varied topics from the Nazi intelligence service to British Regiments during World War II.
One of his publishers, Easingwold-based Rupert Smith of GH Smith & Son said he was a quiet man and prolific writer.
"He's one of a band of forgotten authors because he sold millions of copies and still, up to his death was doing publishing deals.He was the kind of man who was very self-effacing, one of Britain's forgotten authors, still working at 80 years of age, with his nose down and kicking out books."
Charles Henry Whiting, author and military historian died on July 24 2007, leaving his wife and son.
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