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Countdown to victory : the final European campaigns of World War II

Author: Barry Turner
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"In standard histories of the Second World War, the last six months in the western European arena invariably make a short epilogue. After the German failure in the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler's bold counterattack across the Ardennes, the war is often assumed to have been over, bar sporadic shooting. As Countdown to Victory shows, this is a long way from the truth." "The German army, far from being beaten, fought  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Nonfiction
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Turner
ISBN: 0060740671 9780060740672 0060742828 9780060742829
OCLC Number: 56752869
Notes: Originally published: London : Hodder and Stoughton, 2004.
Description: xviii, 494 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Misreading Hitler --
Comeback --
The Best of Enemies, the Worst of Friends --
Bleak Midwinter --
United in Hate --
War in the Air --
The Unstoppable War Machine --
The Little Guys Fight Back --
Advance to the Rhine --
Hanging Out the Washing --
The Hunger Winter --
The Bridge at Remagen --
A Set Piece Battle --
Into Germany --
Meeting the Enemy --
On the Way to the Elbe --
End Game --
Looking for the Exit --
Climax --
Reflections --
Whatever Happened to.
Other Titles: Final European campaigns of World War II
Responsibility: Barry Turner.

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"In standard histories of the Second World War, the last six months in the western European arena invariably make a short epilogue. After the German failure in the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler's bold counterattack across the Ardennes, the war is often assumed to have been over, bar sporadic shooting. As Countdown to Victory shows, this is a long way from the truth." "The German army, far from being beaten, fought hard for every inch of ground. This in-depth look at those final months reveals many individual acts of great courage and recaptures the excitement of victory and the despair of the defeated, told by the people who were eyewitnesses to these momentous events."--Jacket.

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