‘What if’ are two of the saddest words in the English language.
If the British had moved straight on after the capture of Antwerp in September 1944 the war might have been over by Christmas, with thousands of lives spared. Stranglehold imagines how this could have happened.
This stirring and fast-moving tale supposes that, on 4 Sept 1944, an attractive young woman member of the Dutch Resistance made her way through the German lines and convinced the British Commander that by advancing immediately (instead of waiting for two weeks as the British in fact did), his forces could put a stranglehold on the isthmus at the eastern end of the Beveland peninsula.
It is a gripping story of war at the sharp end.