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The fall of Fortress Europe.

Author: F Majdalany
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1968.
Series: Crossroads of world history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Majdalany
OCLC Number: 436852
Description: ix, 442 pages maps (on lining papers) 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I: Moscow: the first crack (November 1941-August 1942) --
The spectre of Napoleon-and the U.S.A. --
The Wolf's lair --
Generals November and December --
Anxiety about the West --
The Führer feels the cold --
New plans for the East: continuing fears for the West --
Reconnaissance in force: Fortress Europe raided --
pt. II: Summer of crisis: the scorching steppe and sand (May-November 1942) --
Victory-so near, so far --
"No more than a name on the map" --
Encirclement on the Volga --
Desperation the desert --
El Alamein-Disaster in Egypt --
pt. III: The Winter the tide turned (November 1942-May 1943) --
Anglo-American landings in Algeria, Morocco --
The German cities burn by night --
Disaster at Stalingrad: Paulus Cunctator --
Eastern front reorganized: focus on Tunisia --
Tunisgrad --
pt. IV: Summer of discontent: the enemy within the gates (May 1943-June 1944) --
Defeat of the U-boats: Kursk-catastrophic turning point in the East --
Invasion of Sicily-Calcination of Hamburg --
A slight change of allies --
The hardness of the soft underbelly --
pt. V: The final crack-up (June-August 1944) --
Atlantic wall: twentieth-century Bulwark, Rampart, and Barbican --
Hitler's intuition about Normandy --
The disputed placing of the Panzers --
Rommel-ubiquitous and tireless --
Grim struggle in Italy-the third front --
The start of a plot --
Invasion, the climax --
"Make peace, you fools!" --
The bocage and the break-out: Rommel wounded --
July 20: the plot that failed --
End of a fortress: victory stampede of the American tanks.
Series Title: Crossroads of world history series.

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