Dreadfully injured in the Arnhem landings, paratrooper Theo Trickey was never expected to survive. For four months he has lain unconcious in a Prisoner of War camp. Now he is coming round and Medical Officer Daniel Garland is beginning to piece together his astonishing story.
Trickey's war record is extraordinary: escaped the chaos of the British Expeditionary Force's retreat; raided southern Italy and northern France as a commando; fought in the African desert; air-dropped into Sicily; lead a partisan cell in Italy; captured and tortured by the Gestapo.
But that's not all. Just what was Erwin Rommel's interest in the injured young soldier? Germany's greatest general is recently dead – of a heart attack or stroke, the stories differ – but his loyalest officers have contacted Garland and want him to do something for them...
Freefall is the second part of an unforgettable story of a young man and a new regiment and how, together, they changed the course of a war.