The Ten Thousand – Harold Coyle

Even though the premise is a bit unrealistic, I really enjoyed this. A German Chancellor who is something of an anti-nuclear weapon fanatic forbids an American division transporting nuclear arms to go through Germany. Said division has to fight their way to the sea. The military stuff is well done, and the characters are truly three dimensional. The title and story are based on Xenophon’s account of the “Ten Thousand” and their march back to Greece in 401-399 BC.

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  1. Also includes on of my all time favourite scenes, the one in which the Russian Spetznaz officer (rank and name gone from my memory) temporarily in “command” of a Ranger platoon takes over a checkpoint from the Germans by masquerading as German officer.

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