Bounce the Rhine
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By (author) Charles Whiting
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Bounce the Rhine by Charles Whiting
Book DescriptionIn September 1944, Field Marshal Montgomery predicted that his armies would easily 'bounce the Rhine' to strike a final, killing blow at the exposed heart of Hitler's Reich. Over the next eight months, nearly twenty major attempts would be made to breach the 'Fatherland' - beginning with the disastrous Allied defeat at Arhem - only to be repulsed by an exhausted but resilient Wehrmacht. Montgomery's words seemed a hollow boast until, in April 1945, the hard-fought goal was finally achieved ...at the staggering cost of thousands of British and American lives. From the foxhole to the command tent, here is an in-depth and personal account of the last great Allied assault of the Second World War - an unforgettable story of extraordinary courage and military folly, when strategic considerations took second place to the glory-seeking of top commanders.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781862274013
(200mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Spellmount Publishers Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Whiting
SS Peiper, Paperback (April 2012)
Jochen Peiper was notorious for his participation in the massacre of American soldiers at Malmedy in December 1944, he might have felt he had paid the price when he was released from prison in 1957. But as Charles Whiting vividly demonstrates, a grisly end still awaited him.
Hunt for Martin Bormann, Paperback (October 2010)
This ed. originally published: London: Leo Cooper, 1996.
Skorzeny, Paperback (July 2010)View all books by Charles Whiting
Skorzeny was one of the most daring figures of the 20th Century. His exploits included the rescue of Mussolini from his mountain prison, a brief affair with Eva Peron, a blackmail attempt on Winston Churchill and the kidnapping of the son of the wartime dictator of Hungary. Eisenhower declared him The most wanted man in Europe". Charles Whiting
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Author Biography - Charles Whiting
Charles Whiting is Britain's most prolific military writer with over 250 books to his credit. He saw active service in the Second World War, serving in an armoured reconnaissance regiment attached to both the U.S. and British armies. He is therefore able to write with the insight and authority of someone who, as a combat soldier, actually experienced the horrors of World War II
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