John Sadler has worked for most of his career in the law and heritage management, and he is a prolific author of medieval and modern military history. His best-known books are Border Fury: The Three Hundred Years War, Flodden 1513, The Battle for Crete 1941 and Bannockburn: Battle for Liberty. Silvie Fisch grew up in Bavaria, where she studied cultural anthropology, European ethnology, German literature and linguistics. She works in arts and heritage management and has published various academic as well as fictional titles in Germany.
"In the decade leading up to war, Colonel Alfred Redl, deputy head
of the Austro-Hungarian General Staff's directorate of military
intelligence had betrayed his country's secrets to the Italians,
French and Russians. At 2.00am and 25th May 1913 he took his own
life with a single shot from a Browning. This book tells his story
for the first time following the rediscovery of long lost records.
A tragic story emerges of a man forced to hide his true sexuality
and who used his wealth to please his younger lover. The scandal
was huge and spawned many myths and legends. Now, for the first
time, after more than 100 years the true story has been pieced
Fascinating work. 10/10"-- (01/01/2017)