Stephen Harding is a longtime journalist specializing in military affairs. For nearly two decades he was on the staff ofSoldiers, the official magazine of the US Army. Currently he is editor-in-chief ofMilitary History magazine. The author of seven previous non-fiction books, he lives in northern Virginia.Documents the May 1945 collaborative efforts of U.S. and German soldiers to rescue 14 prominent French prisoners from an SS-guarded castle in the Austrian Alps, citing the pivotal contributions of Captain Jack Lee, a decorated German Wehrmacht officer and soldier volunteers while sharing insights into the motives behind the unlikely alliance. 20,000 first printing.