Although viewed from the Axis side, this is a realistic, though entertaining, thought provoking, and unbiased account of the Second World War. The pace of the adventures of Mark Kende, a Hungarian infantry officer accelerates as a runaway train paralleling the decay of the Axis war-machine. The politically aware reader interested in the realities of war will find answers to many provocative questions. Although it is a work of fiction, many episodes are based on fact. Therefore, some graphic descriptions might be upsetting.