If the British had moved straight on after the capture of Antwerp in September 1944 the war might have been over by Christmas, with thousands of lives spared. 'Stranglehold' imagines how this could have happened. This stirring and fast-moving tale supposes that, on 4 Sept 1944, an attractive young woman member of the Dutch Resistance made her way through the German lines and convinced the British Commander that by advancing immediately (instead of waiting for two weeks as the British in fact did), his forces could put a stranglehold on the isthmus at the eastern end of the Beveland peninsula. It highlights the determination, courage and sacrifice of the Dutch Resistance and the German and British Armies. It is a gripping story of war at the sharp end.