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Red sky at noon

Red sky at noon

Sebag Montefiore, Simon, 1965- author

Imprisoned in the Gulags for a crime he did not commit, Benya Golden is doomed to die in the dreaded Kolyma camps until, with the onset of war, he joins a penal battalion made up of murderers and criminals to fight the Nazis. They have been promised their freedom - but in order to earn this they must first shed their own blood in battle. Benya joins the Russian cavalry, and on a hot summer day in July 1942, he and his band of ruffians are sent on a desperate mission which they are unlikely to survive. They charge a line of German tanks, breaking through into enemy territory. Lost behind enemy lines where Russian fights Russian and no one can be trusted, Benya struggles in a crucible of hell where renegades and traitors, Nazis, Cossacks and Italians soak the steppes with blood in the most terrifying moments in modern human warfare

Hardback, Book. English. General.
Published London: Century, 2017

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Statement of responsibility: Simon Sebag Montefiore
ISBN: 1780894724, 9781780894720
Physical Description: x, 397 pages : map (black and white) ; 25 cm
Subject: Soviet Union History Fiction.; World War, 1939-1945 Soviet Union Fiction.