Under the Nazi Heel by Scott Bury

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For Ukrainians in 1942, the occupying Germans were not the only enemy.

Maurice Bury was drafted into the Red Army just in time to be thrown against the invading Germans in 1941. Captured and starved in a POW camp, he escaped and made his way home to western Ukraine, where the Nazi occupiers pursued a policy of starving the locals to make more “living space” for Germans.

To protect his family, Maurice joins the secret resistance. He soon finds the Germans are not the only enemy. Maurice and his men are up against Soviet spies, the Polish Home Army and enemies even closer to home.

Experience this seldom seen phase of World War 2 through the eyes of a man who fought and survived Under the Nazi Heel.

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About the Author

Scott Bury
Scott Bury

Scott Bury just cannot stay in one genre.

After a three-decade career in journalism, his first published fiction was a children’s story, followed by an occult spy thriller. The Bones of the Earth, his first novel, crossed the boundaries between historical fiction and magic realism. He has also published spy thrillers and two police procedurals set in Hawaii.

Under the Nazi Heel is the sequel to Army of Worn Soles. They describe the real life experiences of Maurice Bury, a Canadian living in Ukraine during World War 2.

You can find all of Scott’s books and other writings at his website, The Written Word.

Review by Bob Nailor:

This is not my typical reading genre but I thoroughly enjoyed the novel. It is a small piece of history from World War II as told by Maurice Bury who lived it.

I am not a history buff but I found the action of the story to sound very accurate and highly recommend this to any reader who enjoys stories of World War II. I look forward to the next novel in the series.

Yes, this is a series and this is book two. I now must go back and read book one. Each story is complete unto itself but woven to link together to give us the history of Maurice Bury during World War II.

This is a personal tale, not some cold telling of the war.

Review by Caleb Pirtle III:

Scott Bury is one of the most talented writers in the marketplace today. His stories, real or fiction, possess the kind of  raw emotion that crawls into your own imagination and remains long after the final page is turned.

I thought his Army of Worn Soles was one of the most important books written last year. It is the true story of one man, living a good, simple life in Ukraine, who found himself caught, then trapped, by the ravages of World War II.

It was a constant fight.

He was captured and became a POW.

Every day was a fight for survival.

And every day he expected to be the last.

Under the Nazi Heel returns to the Ukraine and the foreboding threat of Nazi occupation.

Maurice Bury escapes his German captors and fights his way home to become a member of a resistance force.

For Maurice, war is personal.

Scott Bury possesses the same DNA.

For him, Under the Nazi Heel is personal.

If you read one book this year, this is the one

  • Ashley York

    Good writing carries across genres. Sounds like an excellent story.

    • Caleb Pirtle

      I’m fortunate to know great writers in different genres like you and Scott.