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Crossing the Zorn : the January 1945 battle at Herrlisheim as told by the American and German soldiers who fought it

Author: Edward Monroe-Jones
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Germany's Operation Nordwind culminated in the Alsatian fields surrounding the Zorn River. The American 12th Armored Division and the German 10th Waffen SS Panzer Division squared off near the villages of Herrlisheim and Weyersheim. Eyewitness accounts by veterans from both sides and information from several print sources, casts a historical light on this crucial Second World War battle"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Personal narratives, German
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Monroe-Jones
ISBN: 9780786447121 0786447125
OCLC Number: 432995244
Description: viii, 214 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Roads to Alsace. Texas and Le Bec Hellouin, December 1943 --
Russia and Spokane, December 1941 --
Vienna and Fallingbostel, November 1942 --
German POWs and the Frundsberg Division, June 1943 --
Camp Barkeley and Russian -Occupied Poland, April 1944 --
Normandy, August 1944 --
Camp Shanks, New York, September 1944 --
Zutphen and the SS Empress of Australia, September 1944 --
Operation Market Garden, September 1944 --
The Salisbury Plain and St. P?lten, October 1944 --
Le Havre and beyond, November 1944 --
pt. 2. Alsace. Bining, Rohrbach and Roeschwoog, December 1944 --
Schweighausen and La Breymuhl, January 1945 --
Althussheim, January 1945 --
The Steinwald, January 1945 --
East of the Zorn River, January 1945 --
Herrlisheim, January 1945 --
Weyersheim, January 1945 --
The Bruchwald, January 1945 --
pt. 3. Beyond Alsace. Oberhoffen and Heidenheim, February-May 1945 --
Stalag XI-B and Berlin, April 1945 --
Michigan, Texas, Mississippi, Niedernhal, Vienna and Fachingen Lahn.
Responsibility: edited by Edward Monroe-Jones.

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Conceived after the Battle of the Bulge in January 1945, Germany's Operation Nordwind culminated in the Alsatian fields surrounding the Zorn River. Combining eyewitness accounts of veterans from both  Read more...

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