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Battle of the Reichswald

Author: Peter Elstob
Publisher: New York: Ballantine Books, 1970.
Series: Ballantine's illustrated history of World War II., Battle book ;, no. 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Where is the confidently predicted conquering thrust across the German Frontier? Allied tanks immobilized by mus, sunk sometimes turret-deep, sitting ducks for the magnificent German 99 mm gun, provide the answer. Or part of the answer. The fantastic energy of the defense - and certain familiar difficulties in the highest ranks of the Allied command - provide the rest.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Elstob
OCLC Number: 134629
Description: 159, [1] pages : illustrations, maps, plans, portraits ; 21 cm.
Contents: 'The best laid plans...' --
Frustrations and postponements --
Operation Veritable and the Roer Dams --
The attack is launched --
The first day --
The Germans hit back --
A critical day --
Advance to contact --
Defence 'at all costs' --
The defence is cracked at last.
Series Title: Ballantine's illustrated history of World War II., Battle book ;, no. 19.
Responsibility: Peter Elstob.

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"Where is the confidently predicted conquering thrust across the German Frontier? Allied tanks immobilized by mus, sunk sometimes turret-deep, sitting ducks for the magnificent German 99 mm gun, provide the answer. Or part of the answer. The fantastic energy of the defense - and certain familiar difficulties in the highest ranks of the Allied command - provide the rest.

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