Desperate, sensing defeat, the Nazi resort to crippling reprisals against civilians, sustained surveillance, and counterespionage. Then comes the Battle of Arnhem. Panic-stricken, the Germans redouble their efforts to stamp out local resistance. A ‘double agent’ discovers the hideout in the swamp. Tense, anxious moments follow. Will he succeed in betraying the refugees to the hated, dread Secret Police…?
Piet Prins (pen name for Pieter Jongeling 1909-1985) was one of the most popular Dutch authors of children books. For many years he was the editor of a Reformed Christian daily newspaper, in which he wrote most of his children’s books as serials under the name Piet Prins.
“These books tell of Holland under German occupation: the hunger and cold during the long winters, the constant threats of a dangerous enemy, the brave deeds of resistance fighters. Younger readers will enjoy these books. There is excitement and suspense, heroism and betrayal. Taken together the five books of this series provide a good history-in-story-form of the occupation of Holland. It is best to read the whole series in order.” – T.M.P. VanderVen