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This is an authoritative account of the conclusion to the Second World War assembled through interviews and battalion journals. It is the final volume of a classic series by Britain's most prolific military writer, all being reprinted in paperback. The author is a World War II combat veteran.On 4 January 1945, General 'Blood and Guts' Patton confided gloomily to his diary: 'We can still lose this war'.The Germans were attacking in Eastern France, Luxembourg and Belgium. General Eisenhower's allied armies had lost over 300,000 men in battle (with a similar number of non-battle casualties) and they were still in the same positions they had first captured three months before.Veteran military historian Charles Whiting has assembled the fighting men's individual stories. From material such as interviews and battalion journals he has built up an authentic picture of the Allied fighting man, so that the reader sees and feels what it was actually like to be there.In this suspense-filled history, Whiting vividly conveys the experiences and responses of the ordinary soldier who knew that for some of his comrades the paths that would lead to glory could also lead to death.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781862274020
ISBN-10: 1862274029
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 120mm x 20mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Spellmount Publishers Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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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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