The Last Battle
By Robert Jackson
Germany, April 1945
Nazi Germany is collapsing in crushing defeat. In east and west, the battered remnants of the Luftwaffe are being relentlessly swept from the skies by swarms of Allied fighters as the last battles are fought over the ruins of Berlin.
Into this turmoil comes Wing Commander George Yeoman, commanding a squadron of brand-new Meteor jet fighters – and the stage is set for the long-awaited confrontation with his old adversary, Joachim Richter.
Unknown to Yeoman, British Intelligence is hot on the trail of the top scientists who have been working on Germany’s atomic bomb project.
The men are in hiding in Berlin, encircled by the Russians, and at all costs they must be prevented from falling into Russian hands.
When the scientists attempt to escape in an old German flying-boat from one of Berlin’s lakes, Yeoman’s Meteor squadron is given the task of intercepting them and forcing them to land in Allied territory – even if it means shooting down any Russians who try to stop them.
The Last Battle is a captivating story of bravery and duty in the claustrophobic confines of war. As proud men fearlessly face old enemies, everything is at stake and nothing is off limits…
Robert Jackson was born in 1941 and educated at Richmond School, Yorkshire. He has been a full-time author since 1969, specializing in aviation and military history. During his life he has travelled extensively, and speaks five languages; he has flown a wide variety of aircraft, ranging from jets to gliders. He is the author of Fighter Pilots of World War I, Air Heroes of World War II, Fighter!, Bomber! and Strike From the Sea.