Defense of the Rhine 1944 45

Defense of the Rhine 1944   45

Using detailed maps, colour artwork, and expert analysis, this book takes a detailed look at Germany's last line of defence.

Author: Steven J. Zaloga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472803795

Category: History

Page: 64

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The Rhine River represented the last natural defensive barrier for the Third Reich in the autumn of 1944. Although Hitler had been reluctant to allow the construction of tactical defence lines in France, the final defense of the Reich was another matter. As a result, construction of a Rhine defence line began in September 1944. Steven J. Zaloga examines the multiple phases of construction undertaken to strengthen the Westwall (Siegfried Line), to fortify many of the border villages, and finally to prepare for the demolition of the Rhine bridges. Using detailed maps, colour artwork, and expert analysis, this book takes a detailed look at Germany's last line of defence.
Categories: History

Four Hours of Fury

Four Hours of Fury

89 ordered the construction of defensive positions along the east bank of the
Rhine: Richard J. Giziowski, The Enigma of ... 91 replacements received only
rudimentary infantry training: Steven J. Zaloga, Defense of the Rhine 194445,
13, and ...

Author: James M. Fenelon

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9781501179372

Category: History

Page: 448

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In this viscerally exciting account, a paratrooper-turned-historian reveals the details of World War II’s largest airborne operation—one that dropped 17,000 Allied paratroopers deep into the heart of Nazi Germany. On the morning of March 24, 1945, more than two thousand Allied aircraft droned through a cloudless sky toward Germany. Escorted by swarms of darting fighters, the armada of transport planes carried 17,000 troops to be dropped, via parachute and glider, on the far banks of the Rhine River. Four hours later, after what was the war’s largest airdrop, all major objectives had been seized. The invasion smashed Germany’s last line of defense and gutted Hitler’s war machine; the war in Europe ended less than two months later. Four Hours of Fury follows the 17th Airborne Division as they prepare for Operation Varsity, a campaign that would rival Normandy in scale and become one of the most successful and important of the war. Even as the Third Reich began to implode, it was vital for Allied troops to have direct access into Germany to guarantee victory—the 17th Airborne secured that bridgehead over the River Rhine. And yet their story has until now been relegated to history’s footnotes. Reminiscent of A Bridge Too Far and Masters of the Air, Four Hours of Fury does for the 17th Airborne what Band of Brothers did for the 101st. It is a captivating, action-packed tale of heroism and triumph spotlighting one of World War II’s most under-chronicled and dangerous operations.
Categories: History

Eisenhower s Six Great Decisions Europe 1944 1945

Eisenhower   s Six Great Decisions  Europe  1944   1945

“It disturbed the systematic build-up of the Rhine defenses. Troops meant for the
defense of the Rhine area in general were frittered away at this point of break-
through, which was in itself unimportant for the Rhine defenses as a whole.

Author: General Walter Bedell Smith

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781782892182

Category: History

Page: 138

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Eisenhower’s Chief of Staff reviews the six turning points of the European war that took the Allies from Normandy to the heart of Germany in only 11 months. War, as in life, turns on decisions taken and opportunities taken; the decisions of General Eisenhower as supreme commander of the Allied effort in Europe shaped the lives of millions of soldiers and tens of millions of civilians. The strain of these decisions was shared with many of the top allied commanders, but few will have understood Eisenhower’s thought processes than his trusted friend, confidante and chief of staff General Walter Bedell “Beetle” Smith. A shrewd and intelligent man in his own right, the “Beetle” would be constantly by Eisenhower’s side as he directed the huge Allied armies against the Wehrmacht across France, Belgium, Holland and finally into Germany itself. He set out to describe the events through the eyes of his friend and superior as they appeared at the time; the six ‘Great Decisions’ that he decided on as the turning points of the conduct of the war were: 1 – The Decision Of The Timing Of Operation Overlord [The Normandy Landings] 2 – How To Break Out Of Normandy Bocage 3 – How To Deal With The Ardennes Counteroffensive [Battle Of The Bulge] 4 – How To Destroy Or Capture All German Forces Against The West Of The Rhine 5 – How To Encircle The Industrial Heartland Of Germany – The Ruhr. 6 – How To End The War. A must read for anyone interested in the Second World War.
Categories: History

The Seventh United States Army in France and Germany 1944 1945

The Seventh United States Army in France and Germany  1944 1945

2 ) A defense of the western approaches to the Vosges . 3 ) A defense of the
reverse slope of the Vosges overlooking the Rhine , and 4 ) defense of the
eastern bank of the Rhine River itself . As the Rhine was the last natural barrier
before ...

Author: United States. Army. Army, 7th

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029911115

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page:

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Categories: World War, 1939-1945

Armoured Warfare from the Riviera to the Rhine 1944 1945

Armoured Warfare from the Riviera to the Rhine  1944   1945

In a sequence of over 150 wartime photographs he tells the story, from the amphibious invasion of the French Riviera Operation Dragoon to the battle at Montelimar, the forcing of the Belfort gap, the destruction of German resistance in the ...

Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473881495

Category: History

Page: 160

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While the Allied armies were deadlocked with the Germans in Normandy after D-Day and even as they broke out and began their long advance, another campaign was being fought against the Germans in southern France and it is this campaign, which is often neglected in accounts of the liberation of Europe, that is the subject of Anthony Tucker-Joness latest photographic history. In a sequence of over 150 wartime photographs he tells the story, from the amphibious invasion of the French Riviera Operation Dragoon to the battle at Montelimar, the forcing of the Belfort gap, the destruction of German resistance in the Colmar pocket and the entry of Allied forces into southern Germany. His concise narrative gives a graphic overview of each phase of the operations, and the selection of photographs shows the American, French and German forces in action. The mechanized and armoured units and their equipment are a particular feature of the book. The photographs are a valuable visual record of the tanks, guns, jeeps and trucks the most up-to-date military vehicles and weaponry of the time as they moved along the roads and through the towns and countryside of southern France.
Categories: History

Overlord Books 3 6

Overlord  Books 3 6

Nicholas Hagger brings his epic poem to the last year of World War II, the Yalta meeting, the crossing of the Rhine, the squabbling during Hitler's defense of Berlin.

Author: Nicholas Hagger

Publisher: Element Books Limited

ISBN: 1852306491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 117

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Nicholas Hagger brings his epic poem to the last year of World War II, the Yalta meeting, the crossing of the Rhine, the squabbling during Hitler's defense of Berlin.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Documents Relatifs Aux Relations Ext rieures Du Canada 1944 1945 tome 1 compil par

Documents Relatifs Aux Relations Ext  rieures Du Canada  1944 1945  tome 1  compil   par

McNalGHTON , General A G.I. Minister of National Defence , 1944-45 ; Chairman
, Canadian Section , Permanent Joint Board ... 1944 ; Commander Allied Twenty
- first Army Group , 1944-45 ; Commander British Army of the Rhine , 1945-46 .

Author: Canada. Dept. of External Affairs

Publisher: Ministère des affaires extérieures

ISBN: OSU:32435068273838

Category: Canada

Page:

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Categories: Canada

Last Call for Common Sense

Last Call for Common Sense

Our own Army of Occupation is probably the approximate equivalent of the British
Army of the Rhine . ... that the Western Armies of Occupation could be
successfully withdrawn to the Rhine , we have the following optimum estimate of
forces available for Rhine defense ... This paper line compares with an Allied
battle - order , when the Allied Armies came up to the Rhine line in 1944-45 , of 7
full Armies .

Author: James Paul Warburg

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89094359312

Category: United States

Page: 311

View: 930

Categories: United States

America History and Life

America  History and Life

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113213818

Category: Canada

Page:

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
Categories: Canada

Documents on Canadian external relations

Documents on Canadian external relations

McNAUGHTON , General A. G. L. , Minister of National Defence , 1944-45 ;
Chairman , Canadian Section , Permanent Joint ... 1944 ; Commander Allied
Twenty - first Army Group , 1944-45 ; Commander British Army of the Rhine ,
1945-46 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112111585458

Category: Canada

Page:

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Categories: Canada

Documents on Canadian External Relations

Documents on Canadian External Relations

McNAUGHTON , General A. G. L. , Minister of National Defence , 1944-45 ;
Chairman , Canadian Section , Permanent Joint ... 1944 ; Commander Allied
Twenty - first Army Group , 1944-45 ; Commander British Army of the Rhine ,
1945-46 .

Author: Canada. Department of External Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000015226198

Category: Canada

Page:

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Categories: Canada

National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082914196

Category: Union catalogs

Page:

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.
Categories: Union catalogs

The Annual Obituary

The Annual Obituary

Gen. , 14th Army 1944. Maj . - Gen . , Allied Land Forces , Southeast Asia
Command 1944 45 ; Instr . , Imperial Defense Coll . 1946 ; Chief Admin . Officer ,
British Army of the Rhine 1946–48 ; special duties , War Office 1949 ; Chief of
Staff ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002850189

Category: Biography

Page:

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Categories: Biography

The Collapse of the German War Economy 1944 1945

The Collapse of the German War Economy  1944 1945

But even here , the defense was anemic owing to the crushing losses suffered
during the spring defending these targets and trying to stem the invasion . Flak
was also ... Coal shipments along the Rhine were actually 5: Living for the
Present.

Author: Alfred C. Mierzejewski

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807817929

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 396

In this book, Alfred Mierzejewski describes how the German economy collapsed under Allied bombing in the last year of World War II. He presents a broad-based, original study of German wartime industry and transportation, and of Allied air force planning a
Categories: Business & Economics

Victory in Europe 1945

Victory in Europe  1945

... and Alsace in the winter of 1944-45 were the most powerful and professional
that the United States had yet put in the field. ... Yet the defense which the
Germans were still able to muster following the futile expenditure of lives and
means in the counteroffensives was brittle. ... powerful U.S. armies to the Rhine;
the exhilarating capture of a bridge at Remagen; assault crossings of the storied
Rhine River, ...

Author: Charles B. MacDonald

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486146041

Category: History

Page: 576

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Illustrated and accessible, this report by an eminent army historian recounts the crossing of the Rhine, the liberation of the concentration camps, the battle for Berlin, and other landmark events.
Categories: History

International Politics

International Politics

Karlsruhe so Stuttgart Apr . 22 , ' 45 Nancy •Limoges JUGOSLAVIA 2232 Lyon
Surrender in Italy May 2 , 1945 Biscay Bordeaux Apr . 29 , 45 Milan ... 1944 First
Rhine Crossing March 7 , 1945 Nazi Drive Aachen Loren RemagenChemnitz
Halted Dec . ... Mannheim Coutances Avranches A Nazi Defense Broken , July
20 Z • Nuremberg IL CZECHOSLOVAKIA ECHOSLOVAKIA Apr . 20 , 1945 PARIS
Aug .

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Air Power Over Europe 1944 1945

Air Power Over Europe  1944 1945

2 , 205 ) , 424 , 474 ; attacked , 299 attacks Low Country airfields , Jan 1945 , 397
- 8 FRASCATI ( Map p . ... 327 , 396 ; in GALBRAITH , F - Lt I . R . , 502 Holland ,
268 , 271 - 2 , 315 ; in defence of the Rhine , GALE , San Ldr B . E . , 319 , 431 ...

Author: John Herington

Publisher: Canberra : Australian War Memorial

ISBN: WISC:89000843318

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 539

View: 322

Beskriver luftkrigen i Europa under 2. verdenskrig, herunder den australske deltagelse
Categories: World War, 1939-1945