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War in the ruins : the American Army's final battle against Nazi Germany

Author: Edward G Longacre
Publisher: Yardley, Pennsylvania : Westholme Publishing, [2010]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By April 1945, the war in Europe appeared to be in its final stages. Optimism reigned up and down the Allied lines. But as the American Army?s 100th Infantry Division pushed along the west bank of the Neckar River across from bomb-shattered Heilbronn, resistance unexpectedly stiffened. In that 700-year-old city, a major industrial and communications center still operating for the benefit of the Nazi war machine,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward G Longacre
ISBN: 9781594161179 1594161178
OCLC Number: 663445577
Description: xv, 410 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: North wind --
The 100th Infantry Division --
To the Front --
The Vosges --
The Maginot Line --
Plan Tennessee --
"Sons of Bitche" --
From the Rhine to the Neckar --
Heilbronn : the assault crossings --
Heilbronn : the pincers close --
Heilbronn : out of the ruins.
Responsibility: Edward G. Longacre.

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Describing the 100th Division's swift but grueling advance to Helibronn, Longacre chronicles the entire bitter battle and its aftermath, using private letters, journals, German and American action  Read more...

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