The Kaiser's Dawn: The Untold Story of Britain’s Secret Mission to Murder the Kaiser in 1918 [Hughes-Wilson]
The implications of this secret attack raise many explosive new historical questions. Exactly who ordered the attack? Was the King informed of the attempt to kill his royal cousin? Did Prime Minister Lloyd George know? A century later, no one is certain—all that can be known for sure is that someone in the government must have sanctioned the plan.
Wilson has woven an exciting and well-paced historical novel to mark the centennial of this plot. The story explores areas rarely examined: secret service operations, undercover intelligence work, the very real political intrigues between government leadership and the generals, and the heroics of the air crews of the day, whose life expectancy at one point in 1917 was only eleven days in action. Fast-paced and full of intrigue, The Kaiser’s Dawn brings this long-hidden episode of history back into the light.