Foxbane II

By John Schettler

This volume is the second of three that will present all the campaigns of the famous General Erwin Rommel. In this alternate history of WWII, the Germans have crossed through Spain and seized Gibraltar, and also occupied both the Canary Islands as well as Malta.General O'Connor is never captured, and now leads the British 8th Army in Libya, while Montgomery takes charge of British forces involved in Operation Torch.That operation is very different here, as the Western Med is closed to Allied shipping, and they cannot land at either Oran or Algiers.

In volume I of this trilogy, Foxbane, Rommel had chased the British all the way to the Egyptian border when a strange event in 2021 has a decided influence on his war in the desert. A modern day British Armored Brigade is displaced in time in the southern deserts of Egypt as nuclear war bereaks out in 2021. After the shock of finding themselves in the midst of WWII wears off, they head north, like knights from the Round Table arriving in the nick of time to save British fortunes in the desert. Rommel is shocked by their sudden appearance on his flank at the battle of Bir el Khamsa, and his offensive into Egypt is soon transformed into a long retreat to Tobruk. He struggles to adapt his tactics, at Tobruk, and then on his Gazala Line defensive position, before finally being forced back to Mersa Brega. In this second volume, Rommel's unknown nemesis, which the Germans now call the British "Heavy Brigade," meets its strange fate at Tobruk, and soon Rommel finds he can again fight his war on equal terms with the British.

As the Allies land at Casablanca in Operation Torch, the war widens to Morocco and Algeria, while a resurgent British Army presses Rommel’s retreat through Tripoli toward the Mareth Line. There Rommel joins Kesselring and plans a dramatic counterattack against a new foe, General George Patton. Then, Hitler shocks the Allies when he unleashes Operation Phoenix, aimed at Baghdad, Damascus, and the promise of oil beyond.

Foxbane II, a Kirov Series Battle Book, presents material extracted from seven novels in the regular Kirov Series and re-edited by the author into one continuous narrative focusing on this campaign. As such, it contains the concentrated juice of all the great WWII action in the deserts of North Africa, from Rommels first offensive to the final end at Kasserine Pass in Tunisia.

54 Chapters
500 pages
About 157,800 words

21st Century Warriors from Great Britain? Quite literally. The entire British 7th Armored Brigade is displaced in time to the cauldron of the desert war in North Africa.

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Operation Torch & Liberation of Morocco, Spain, and Gibraltar
The breakout at Mersa Brega and O’Connor’s drive on Tripoli
The Allied drive into Algeria against Kesselring and von Arnim
Rommel’s defense at the Tarhuna Line before Tripoli
Retreat and defense at the Mareth Line
Rommel’s Operation Sturmflut and Kasserine Pass
Operation Phoenix (Hitler’s Plan Orient) & the invasion of Syria


This is military fiction at its absolute finest, an alternate history so convincing that you’ll believe it actually happened!




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