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Where Eagles Dare is a thriller/action novel by acclaimed British author Alistair MacLean. Published in 1967, the novel is set during the Second World War and the action takes place over a 36 hour period in the early part of 1944. The novel follows Major John Smith and a small team of allied agents who parachute onto a mountain in Germany and attempt what appears to be an impossible rescue mission. The novel was made into a motion picture in 1968 starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood.
On a snowy night in early 1944 a hastily assembled team of seven men led by British Major John Smith parachute onto a mountain in Southern Germany. A moment after the last man jumps a young woman named Mary Ellison jumps after them; the only male team member who knows about her presence is Smith. The team had been assembled just a...