Well Past Trouble
By Rob Lofthouse
With the Allies in the ascendency, all eyes are turned to Berlin. But for Robbie Stokes and his company, there's a whole lot of Germany to fight through first
Well Past Trouble is the last in the Zero Hour trilogy and sees Robbie and his men's endurance, spirit and bond tested to their limits.
March, 1945 - With the Germans in retreat, the Allies begin to look toward the ultimate prize: Berlin. But first they must cross the heavily-defended Rhine into Germany's industrial heartland. In the savage fighting for this crucial gateway, Robbie Stokes and his airborne division must drop into enemy territory and hold off German reinforcements.
Exhausted after fighting through France and the Netherlands it falls to Robbie to lift his company for one final operation and the push into Germany. But despite his experience, nothing he's seen yet can prepare him for what they find as the Germans retreat and their cruelty is revealed.
The end is insight, but Robbie and his men will have to fight every inch of the way.
Robert Lofthouse was born in Twickenham and joined his local county infantry regiment (1 PWRR) straight from school at the age of sixteen. After serving 20 years, having served in Poland, Germany, Kenya, Canada, Falkland Islands, Iraq, Northern Ireland, and Kosovo, he retired in the rank of Sergeant.
He now works as a defence consultant and lives in Portsmouth with his wife and three children.
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07 Jul 2016
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Robert Lofthouse writes with passion and a compelling eye for detail which is informed by his family connection with the operation — Major Justin Featherstone MC
***** — Praise for A Cold Night in June, Amazon