This is the first in the fictional series The Dogs of War, by Leo Kessler. It is 1942, and the Vulture's eyes gleamed as he watched the exhausted men crawling up the slope through the slippery mud, under the knee-high barbed wire. The SS Assault Regiment Wotan was training and recuperating after its gruelling struggle in Russia and they were glad to be out of the fray for a bit, but it would not be for long for what none of those men, straining up the grassy slope under the eyes of their commander, Colonel Horst Geier, knew was that already they had been singled out for a new mission. The German High Command knew that the British would launch an attack on Dieppe and the crucial element was time. There was only one regiment that could be trusted to get there fast enough to defend the vital coastal battery: the Soldiers of Wotan were on the move again.