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In the aftermath of the battle of the Ardennes in February 1945, the Allies began steps for the final assault into Germany. The Rhine represented the last major geographical barrier to the Allied advance into Germany. In the event, fortune smiled on the US Army when the 9th Armored Division unexpectedly found that the Ludendorff bridge at Remagen - the last major bridge remaining over the Rhine - had not yet been demolished by the Wehrmacht. The bridge was stormed on 7 March, and in spite of last-ditch German efforts, the bridge was seized. This book details this pivotal campaign, which secured the bridge at Remagen for the allies, and so, secured the outcome of the war.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846030185
ISBN-10: 1846030188
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 8mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steven Zaloga

Steven J Zaloga was born in 1952. He received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armored vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in World War II, and he has also written extensively on American armored forces. Steven lives and works in Maryland. The author lives in Maryland, USA.

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