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This book examines the seminal Northwest Europe campaign of the Second World War. This hard-fought campaign conducted by the Western Allies against the Germans during 1944-45 represented, for the former, the decisive theatre of the entire Second World War. From the desperate and risk-laden D-Day landings on 6 June 1944 to the rapid charge through western and central Germany in the last weeks of the war, American, British, Canadian and French military forces took on and defeated the German military. This victory ensured that the scourge of Nazism was finally expunged from the face of Europe.
Dr Russell A. Hart gained his PhD in1997 from Ohio State University. He is currently Assistant Professor of History at Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu and was formerly Senior Lecturer at Ohio State University. He is the co-author of ‘German Tanks of WWII; Weapons and Tactics of the Waffen-SS'; ‘Panzer: The Illustrated History of Germany's Armored Forces in WWII' and ‘The German Soldier in WWII'. He is the author of the forthcoming ‘Clash of Arms: How the Allies Won in Normandy' (Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner, 2001). He currently lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.Dr Stephen A. Hart is senior lecturer in the War Studies department, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Prior to this he lectured in the International Studies Department at the University of Surrey, and in the War Studies Department, King's College London. He is the author of ‘Montgomery and the 'Colossal Cracks': The 21st Army Group in Northwest Europe 1944-45' (Praeger, 2000).