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Publication Order of SS Wotan Books

as Leo Kessler
SS Panzer Battalion (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death's Head (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claws of Steel (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guns at Cassino (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil's Shield (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hammer Of The Gods (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forced March (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and Ice / Frozen Mountain (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sand Panthers (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Counter Attack (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hellfire. (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Panzer Hunt (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slaughter Ground (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flashpoint (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cauldron Of Blood (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Schirmer's Headhunters (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whores of War (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Schirmer's Death Legion (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death ride (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slaughter at Salerno (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
March or Die (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outcasts (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hess Assault (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The March on Warsaw (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Assault on Baghdad (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight from Berlin (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight from Moscow (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire Over Serbia (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
SS Attacks (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakout from Stalingrad (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
March of Death (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wotan Mission (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Fury (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death from Arctic Skies (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death's Eagles (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Churchill Papers (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patton's Wall (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stalag Assault (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Glenn Miller (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Iraq (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Leningrad (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reich Flies the Flag (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rommel's Last Battle (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Tyranny to Freedom (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some Desperate Glory (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of SS Wotan Books

as Leo Kessler
SS Panzer Battalion(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death's Head(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claws of Steel(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guns at Cassino(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil's Shield(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hammer Of The Gods(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forced March(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and Ice / Frozen Mountain(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sand Panthers(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Counter Attack(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Panzer Hunt(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slaughter Ground(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hellfire.(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flashpoint(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cauldron Of Blood(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Schirmer's Headhunters(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whores of War(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Schirmer's Death Legion(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death ride(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slaughter at Salerno(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
March or Die(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outcasts(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hess Assault(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The March on Warsaw(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Assault on Baghdad(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight from Moscow(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire Over Serbia(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight from Berlin(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakout from Stalingrad(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wotan Mission(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
March of Death(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Fury(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death from Arctic Skies(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death's Eagles(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Churchill Papers(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patton's Wall(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stalag Assault(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Glenn Miller(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Iraq(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Leningrad(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reich Flies the Flag(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rommel's Last Battle(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Tyranny to Freedom(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some Desperate Glory(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
SS Attacks(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Assault Troop Books

as Ian Harding
Blood Beach (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death In The Forest (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clash on the Rhine (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
End Run (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Black Cossacks Books

as Leo Kessler
The Black Cossacks (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sabres of the Reich (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mountain of Skulls (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitors (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolf (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Common Smith VC Adventures Books

The Baltic Run (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Turkish Waters (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passage to Petrograd (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Rhine (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Japanese Princess (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Trap (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell's Angels (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Destroyer Books

as Duncan Harding
Flotilla Attack (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Chariot (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Destroyers Books

Operation Fox Hunt (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Stalag (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Afrika (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Werewolf (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Caucasian Fox (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Kill Ike (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Northwind (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Judgment (As: Duncan Harding) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Il Duce (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Torch (As: Duncan Harding) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Otto Stahl Books

as Leo Kessler
Ottos Phoney War (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Otto's Blitzkrieg! (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Otto and the Reds (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Otto And The Yanks (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Otto and the S.S. (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Otto and the Himmler loveletters (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rebel Books

as Leo Kessler

Publication Order of Rommel Books

as Leo Kessler

Publication Order of Russian Books

as Klaus Konrad

Publication Order of Sea Wolves Books

as Leo Kessler
Sink the "Scharnhorst"! (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death to the Deutschland (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Special Boat Squadron Books

as Duncan Harding
Operation Stormwind (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Finland Mission (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Normandie Mission (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Spellmount Siegfried Line Books

Decision at St.Vith (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Battle of Hurtgen Forest (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Spymaster Books

Publication Order of Stormtroop Edelweiss Books

as Leo Kessler
Storm Troop (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Mountain (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valley of the Assassins (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Assault (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Himmler's Gold (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire Over Kabul (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wave of Terror (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eagles In The Snow (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire over Africa (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stuka Squadron Books

as Leo Kessler
The Black Knights (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hawks of Death (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tank-busters! (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Mission (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Submarine Books

as Leo Kessler
The Wolf Pack (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Deathwatch (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire in the West (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Convoy to Catastrophe (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight to the Reich (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of T-Force Books

Big Breakout (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Massacre at Metz (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Highway Through Hell (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Mission (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of X-craft Books

as Duncan Harding
Slaughter in Singapore (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell on the Rhine (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ballantine's Illustrated History of World War II / the Violent Century: Battle Books

Kursk: The Clash Of Armour (By: Geoffrey Jukes) (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tarawa: A Legend is Born (By: David Mason,Barrie Pitt,Henry I. Shaw Jr.) (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pearl Harbor (By: A.J. Barker) (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midway: The Turning Point (By: A.J. Barker) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anzio: The Bid for Rome (By: Christopher Hibbert) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Defense of Moscow (By: Geoffrey Jukes) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leyte Gulf: Armada In The Pacific (By: Donald Macintyre) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bir Hacheim: Desert Citadel (By: RichardHolmes) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battle of the Ruhr Pocket (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ike's Last Battle: The Battle of the Ruhr Pocket April 1945 (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vimy Ridge: 1914-18 (By: Kenneth John Macksey) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stalingrad: The Turning Point (By: Geoffrey Jukes) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dien Bien Phu (By: John Keegan) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Frat Wagon (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kill Patton (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tug of War (As: Duncan Harding) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Torpedo Boat (As: Duncan Harding) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Iron Fist (As: Leo Kessler) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orders To Kill (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great York Air Raid (As: Leo Kessler) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakthrough (As: Leo Kessler) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phoenix Assault (By: John Kerrigan) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
S. S. Peiper: Life and Death of Jochen Peiper (As: Leo Kessler) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bugles at Dawn (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sabres in the Sun (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Attack New York! (As: Duncan Harding) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Come Hell Or Highwater! (As: Duncan Harding) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hitler Werewolf Murders (As: Leo Kessler) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tobruk Rescue (As: Duncan Harding) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kommando: Hitler's Special Forces in the Second World War (As: Leo Kessler) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sink the Tirpitz (As: Duncan Harding) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bormann Mission (As: Leo Kessler) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Assault on St Nazaire (As: Duncan Harding) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sink the Ark Royal (As: Duncan Harding) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sink the Graf Spee (As: Duncan Harding) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sink the Prince of Wales (As: Duncan Harding) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Balkan Chase (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battle for Hitler's Eagle's Nest (As: Leo Kessler) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sink the Hood (As: Duncan Harding) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sink the Bismarck (As: Duncan Harding) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Screaming Eagles (As: Leo Kessler) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sink the Cossack (As: Duncan Harding) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sink HMS Kelly (As: Duncan Harding) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at Colditz (As: Leo Kessler) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Escape (As: Leo Kessler) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monty's Greatest Victory: The Drive for the Baltic April - May 1945 (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sink the Warspite (As: Duncan Harding) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sirens of Dunkirk (As: Leo Kessler) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Long Jump (As: Leo Kessler) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blackout Murders (As: Leo Kessler) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Field Marshal's Revenge: The Breakdown of a Special Relationship (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitler Youth Attacks! (As: Leo Kessler) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clash In The Baltic: Ian Fleming's Secret Mission (As: Duncan Harding) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Convoy of Death (As: Duncan Harding) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Massacre at Jutland (As: Duncan Harding) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Assault on the Rock (As: Duncan Harding) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prepared to Die (As: Duncan Harding, With: Leo Kesseler) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Journey to No End (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Comes to a Deserter (As: Duncan Harding) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ramps Down, Troops Away! (As: Duncan Harding) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mighty Fallen (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Patton (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
48 Hours to Hammelburg: Patton's Secret Mission (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bradley (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skorzeny (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitler's Werewolves: The story of the Nazi resistance movement, 1944-1945 (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gehlen: Germany's Master Spy (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hunt for Martin Bormann: The Truth (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finale at Flensburg (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunters from the Sky: The German Parachute Corps, 1940-1945 (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Bridge at Arnhem (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Battle For Twelveland: An Account Of Anglo American Intelligence Operations Within Nazi Germany, 1939 1945 (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Aachen (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yorkshire at War: The Story of Fighting Yorkshire at Home and Abroad, 1939-1945 (As: Leo Kessler, With: Eric Taylor) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Division (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Siegfried: The Nazis' Last Stand (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Home Front:Germany (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
44 : In Combat from Normandy to the Ardennes (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ardennes: The Secret War (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
'45 the Final Drive from the Rhine to the Baltic (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Battle of the Bulge: Operation Northwind (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patton's Last Battle (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long March on Rome: The Forgotten War (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Britain Under Fire: The Blitz on Britain in World War Two (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poor Bloody Infantry: 1939-45 (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Three Star Blitz: The Baedeker Raids And The Start Of Total War, 1942 1943 (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jochen Peiper: Battle Commander SS Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hero: The Life and Death of Audie Murphy (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warriors of Death. The Final Battles of Hitler's Private Bodyguard 1944-45 (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Papa Goes to War: Ernest Hemingway in Europe 1944-45 (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bounce the Rhine (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
March on London (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slaughter Over Sicily: The Airborne Massacre (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Battle of the Bulge: The Untold Story (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Assault: 1944 - The Battle of the Bulge Reassessed (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death On A Distant Frontier: A Lost Victory, 1944 (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Massacre at Malmedy (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paths of Death and Glory: The Last Days of the Third Reich (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
America's Forgotten Army: The True Story of the U.S. Seventh Army in WWII - And An Unknown Battle that Changed History (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
West Wall: The Battle for Hitler's Siegfried Line September 1944-March 1945 (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Travellers Guide to the Battle for the German Frontier (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heydrich: Henchman Of Death (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battleground Korea (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitler's Secret War: The Nazi Espionage Campaigns Against the Allies (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Hero. the Life and Death of Audie Murphy (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Search for Gestapo Muller (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Front: The Ardennes Before The Battle Of The Bulge (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disaster at Kasserine: Ike and the 1stArmy in North Africa 1943 (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Deserter. General Eisenhower and the Execution of Eddie Slovik (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitler's Warriors: The final Battles of Hitler's Private Bodyguard, 1944-1945 (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great German Escape: Covert Operations in the Battle of the Bulge December 1944 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
SS Kommando (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Charles Whiting
Charles Whiting was a thriller writer who also wrote under his Duncan Harding, John Kerrigan, Klaus Konrad, Leo Kessler, and Ian Harding pen names. Born in York, England, Whiting went to Nunthorpe Grammar School before joining the British Army at the age of sixteen. He served under the 52nd Reconnaissance Regiment before later going to Hollard, France, Germany, and Belgium, where the second world war was in its last stages. As a soldier, Whiting experienced first hand the conflicts between high-rank generals on the American and British sides. These came at a huge price, and the author manages to bring all this information into his writing. Whiting died in 2007, and by that time, he had over 190 published works to his name.

The Battle of Hurtgen Forest
The Battle of Hurtgen Forest tells the story of a least talked about war that leftover thirty thousand American officers either dead or injured. Between September 1944 and February 1945, two US armored divisions 8 US infantry were stuck in Hurtgen, otherwise known as “The Green hell.” On those hilly woods and through a bunkers’ network, the American soldiers faced the German soldiers. Casualty rates rose to 50 percent, and time must have been tough for those who were expected to keep fighting for their country. The saddest thing is that those in high command, oblivious of the challenges the men on the ground were facing, were comfortable in their offices as their colleagues died in the field.

While it was clear that something was wrong given the high number of casualties, those in high command refused to admit any mistake. There was the army’s pride and many careers at stake, so more troops continued to be poured, and the slaughter went on unabated. The motive behind this battle had already lost its purpose, so, unfortunately, many continued to meet such senseless deaths. The author paints a vivid picture of events as they unfolded, making you feel like you are right there with the soldiers, witnessing your colleagues get mercilessly butchered. While the soldiers who died during this trying time may have seemed like a statistic, Whiting’s descriptions make them come to life, so it is easier to understand their level of sacrifice and commitment.

This battle is an example of the price soldiers pay for their seniors’ pride and rash decisions. For four months, America was involved in a senseless war they lost. The battle could have been avoided, or the high-ranking officials would have found a way of dealing with the issue. Given the numbers lost in a short four months, a little bit of planning would have saved many lives. While the content is heartbreaking, the story’s language and fluidity will keep you glued to the pages. As one of Britain’s best military writers, Whiting writes with authority and from experience. He has managed to bring different characters to life while pointing out what would have been done differently to change the situation.

The Battle of Hurtgen Forest is a detailed book that anyone interested in the second world war will find intriguing. Everything from the battle scenes to the wrangles happening from within is well done, and after you start reading, you will remain glued to your seat to the end. The book is about 290 pages, and despite the historical element, it is so captivating. Whiting writing is unique, and he has a way of drawing you in and keeping you interested all the way to the end.

Hunters from the Sky
Hunters from the Sky take you back to the second world war, where General Kurt Student and Hermann Goring led the German airborne force to introduce a new way of warfare. From the moment the airborne force hit the ground, they captured airfields and seized bridges with a lot of precision. However, they also suffered great losses, and many great soldiers die in battle. While there was a bold rescue mission aimed at saving German soldiers trapped in enemy lines in France, there were also mistakes that costed a few lives.

From the first page, the author takes you through the German Parachute Corps’ exhilaration and terror from the first drop in 1940 to the 1945 bloody demise. He also points out the parachute division’s role in the Holland and Belgium attacks and the Crete capture in 1941. There is also information on the Mussolini rescue in 1943 and the activities that went on in Italy, France, and Russia as the German soldiers worked to halt advancing enemies between 1944 and 1945. This information is detailed and well explained, so even those who do not know anything about this war will understand.

Even if you have read many books on the second world war, this book gives it a whole new dimension. Most books on this topic also do not put as much emphasis on the materials available during this time. The German soldiers had a lot of advanced weapons, and their courage throughout the war was outstanding. The battle scenes are well explained, making this a book any military enthusiast will find exhilarating. Since the author was part of those men who saw things as they unfolded, his account is more detailed and manages to bring those scenes to life.

Hunters from the Sky are a detailed account of the second world war’s happenings, especially the German Parachute corps. The author captures the courage of the soldiers who risked their lives for those they left at home. While reading the happenings in battle is thrilling, you cannot help but wonder about those individuals who lost their lives and lived the rest of their lives with serious injuries. Whiting was quite talented in his writing, but he had the advantage of having experienced some of the battles in the second world war. His writing maintains respect for those who sacrificed their lives for their countrymen while still highlighting some of the mishaps that would have been avoided.

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