The Rhineland 1945 : The Final Push into Germany (Praeger Illustrated Military History)

The Rhineland 1945 : The Final Push into Germany (Praeger Illustrated Military History)

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  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780275982690
  • DDC分類 940.52134

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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 characterized by amphibious assaults on the fortified villages of the flooded Rhine lowlands, frontal assaults on the vaunted Siegfried Line and grim fighting for the Reichswald Forest. It was to be the last great killing ground in the west.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 characterized by amphibious assaults on the fortified villages of the flooded Rhine lowlands, frontal assaults on the vaunted Siegfried Line and grim fighting for the Reichswald Forest. It was to be the last great killing ground in the west.

Table of Contents

    The Origins of the Battle                      7 (4)
Opposing Commanders 11(5)
Opposing Armies 16(4)
Opposing Plans 20(4)
Operation Veritable 24(27)
Operation Grenade 51(16)
The Final Battle 67(9)
The American Drive to the Rhine 76(5)
Aftermath 81(3)
The Battlefield Today 84(1)
Chronology 85(1)
Orders of Battle 86(2)
Selected Bibliography 88(1)
Wargaming the Campaign 89(6)
Index 95