Analysis Of Jack Higgins 's ' The Eagle Has Landed '

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Thirteen dead German paratroopers are found in England nearly 30 years after World War II had finished. There were no death or burial records anywhere, and the local people refused to talk about the incident. Why were they there? It was mid war, about September 1943, when Benito Mussolini, the overthrown former dictator of Italy, was rescued by German special forces. After this extreme success, Adolph Hitler had a manic idea. Could the Germans take Churchill himself out of England? Attempting a mission as difficult as this has serious consequences on people 's personality. The Eagle has Landed, a thrilling world war two novel by Jack Higgins that is set in volatile, and potentially dangerous, 1943 Europe, uses the real-world setting and accurate time period to show how war affects soldiers ' psyche. Jack Higgins ' novel is set in dangerous World War II Europe, which has a rippling affect on the characters. To begin with, this novel 's events take place between Germany and England, two European countries. These enemies were two of the most active countries during World War II. These intense adversaries fought many battles throughout Europe and around the world. In fact, "The Second World War was fought in Europe, in Russia, North Africa and in Asia" ("World War 2: The War Spreads."). The setting of the novel is in Europe, and this is where most of the fighting happened. Even though most of the war occurred in Europe and Pacific, battles were fought all over the world. In…
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