The Rhineland 1945

The last killing ground in the West

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The Rhineland 1945

The last killing ground in the West

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Known as the last great 'stand-up fight' of the Second World War (1939-1945), the battle for the Rhineland was brutal in the extreme. Eisenhower's 'broad front' policy called for the whole of the Rhineland to be taken before pushing his troops across the Rhine and into Germany itself. The Germans opened the Roer dams in a vain bid to temper this massive Allied offensive and this called for a drastic change in tactics. The ensuing battle was characterised by amphibious assaults on the fortified villages of the flooded Rhine lowlands, frontal assaults on the much vaunted Siegfried Line and the grim fighting for the Reichswald Forest. It was to be 'the last great killing ground in the west'.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Battle/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/Operation 'Veritable'/Operation 'Grenade'/The Final Battle/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/Wargaming the Rhineland battles/Select bibliography

Product details

Published Oct 25 2000
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855329997
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 79 b/w; 17 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 74
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ken Ford

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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