In Final Defense of the Reich: The Destruction of the 6th SS Mountain Division "Nord"
In April 1945, the American 71st Infantry Division exacted the final vestiges of life from the Reich's 6th SS Mountain Division in central Germany. This analysis of the battle demonstrates that the Wehrmacht's last gasp on the Western Front was anything but a whimper as some historians charge. Instead, Stephen Rusiecki argues, the Nazis fought to exact every last bit of pa...more
Hardcover, 439 pages
Published October 15th 2010 by US Naval Institute Press
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I never actually finished this book which says a lot about it since I am a fan of military history. It was a story, boringly told, about a German division caught behind American lines in the final days of WWII and how they tried to fight their way back to German lines. It was a narrative about the battles with no overall picture and nothing of interest to hold my attention. It seemed to be a compilation of interviews. I'm sorry I bought which Ive never said about a history book before.
Although I considered this worth reading - I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless they are a serious student of the war... It represents an important contribution to a period of fighting which there is very minimal English language record of.. On the other hand, it can be difficult to slog through as far as the writing..