The Rhine Crossings 1945 (Campaign #178)
'The last great heave of war,' according to Churchill, took place with the crossing of the Rhine in 1945. No invading army had crossed this great river since Napoleon's in 1805, and the task fell to Field Marshal Montgomery's 21st Army Group. Opposing them were the forces of a failing fascist regime, including battalions of old men and boys, strengthened by several formati...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by Osprey Publishing
(first published 2007)
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The World War II Allied push across Europe had carried them from France, into Western Germany and up to the Rhine River by the early spring of 1945. The psychological and military "defensive moat" (p. 7) of the Rhine was all that was stopping them from crashing deep into Germany to speed up the end of the war. The planning to cross the river pointed out the strengths and the strains of the Allied coalition. Under the brilliant leadership of Supreme Commander General Dwight Eisenhower, a successf...more