Its 1944 and Germany are losing the war. The Soviet advance is unparalleled, forcing the Wehrmacht to retreat with great rapidity. After three years of occupation in Lithuania the Germans regroup at the East Prussian town of Goldap leaving behind a legacy of exterminated Jews and a trail of destruction. The Soviets, on the other hand, reclaim the land they called their own in 1940, but the population of Lithuania is demoralised. Many flee as refugees, turning their backs on a second Soviet occupation, while others have no alternative but to stay - their livelihoods depending on it. Then there’s the third group: the freedom fighters, the ones who grit their teeth, curse the Soviets, then pick up their weapons again prepared to move undercover of the forests for the second time and show the Soviets they’re not welcome back in their country. The war in Western Europe may be drawing to a close, but the war in the East is just beginning.
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This is a story of a small group of freedom fighters, based in one of the many resistance camps in Lithuania. They were hailed as heroes by their followers and dubbed The Invisible Front by Soviet Security Forces.
Although a work of fiction, the novel completes the trilogy to Flanagan’s previous novels: The Undeclared War, and, Across The Green Border. All available as e-books on Amazon and Smashwords. See BarryFlanaganBooks.com.