A Desert Hotel
by Henry T. Smith
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A Desert Hotel by Henry T. Smithcategory : WAR & MILITARY

The Eastern Front had shrivelled a regiment to a young Leutnant and a handful of men. For them, the issues of World War II had been reduced to personal survival through the last few days; which could be achieved only by honourable surrender to the Americans, not their arch-enemies the Russians.
   But during their journey to capitulation, they learned that nationality had ceased to define friend and foe. Renegade officers of their own army of occupation in Czechoslovakia were as dangerous to them as any declared enemy.
   Having fought and schemed their way back to their homeland, the survivors found themselves unable to surrender meekly to the conquerors. Long years of war had bred daring, determination and an utter disregard for all laws but those of survival.
   These qualities, and assistance from equally lawless allies, formed the core of their plan to conclude their part in the war on their own terms.

Unabridged edition with sketch map of Bohemia, 208 pages, 4.9" x 7.5" (122 x 192 mm)
Hardback/sewn binding, published by Farrago & Farrago, 2000

The Last Campaign by Henry T. SmithThe Necessary Peace by Henry T. SmithHistory
Written in 1980; time setting: 1945 at the end of World War II; place setting: Poland, Bohemia, Germany, France; 65,000 words

Previous Editions
left : 1982 Hardback, abridged edition, 192 pages, 122 x 192 mm published by Robert Hale, Ltd. of London in the UK and the Commonwealth at £7.25. right : 1985 Hardback, abridged edition, 192 pages, 146 x 216 mm published by Walker & Co. in USA & Canada at US$13.95

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