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The Rhineland 1945: The Last Killing Ground in the West (Campaign #74)

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Known as the last great 'stand-up fight' of the Second World War the battle for the Rhineland was brutal in the extreme. Eisenhower's 'broad front' policy called for the whole of the Rhineland to be taken before pushing his troops across the Rhine and into Germany itself. The Germans opened the Roer dams in a vain bid to temper this massive Allied offensive and this called ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 25th 2000 by Osprey Publishing
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Oct 08, 2013 Richard rated it liked it
This volume shares the attention to detail present in all Osprey books. Usually comprising less than a hundred pages, the books are chock full of well-researched photographs portraying the exact circumstances of the corresponding text, backed up by accurate artwork and battlefield schematics, and all tied together by a story told by an expert on the subject. In this case, the excellent art is provided by Tony Bryan to illustrate important aspects of Ken Ford's in-depth descriptions of the moveme ...more
Gerry Germond
Short (less than one hundred pages) book on the campaign to clear the Rhineland east of its namesake river to the river itself. Most of the action is on Field Marshal Montgomery's 21st Army Group with the Canadian First Army, British Second Army, and American 9th Army. The book is well illustrated and the maps make the action easy to follow, easier than I've found in bigger tomes. There are chapters on the commanders, their armies, and their plans which could have been advantageously combined wi ...more
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Mar 17, 2013 Cort Ockfen rated it really liked it
Great quick read for the e-reader (50 pages or so).
"Every German who resisted was shot,"
Great photos from the Allied side.
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