The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe (Hardcover)
 
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The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe (Hardcover)

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    May 1945. Hitler is dead, and the Third Reich little more than smoking rubble. No GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. But for cigar-chewing, rough-talking, hard-drinking, hard-charging Captain Jack Lee and his men, ther......more

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May 1945. Hitler is dead, and the Third Reich little more than smoking rubble. No GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. But for cigar-chewing, rough-talking, hard-drinking, hard-charging Captain Jack Lee and his men, there is one more mission: rescue fourteen prominent French prisoners held in an SS-guarded castle high in the Austrian Alps. It’s a dangerous mission, but Lee has help from a decorated German Wehrmacht officer and his men, who voluntarily join the fight.

Based on personal memoirs, author interviews, and official American, German, and French histories, The Last Battle is the nearly unbelievable story of the most improbable battle of World War II—a tale of unlikely allies, bravery, cowardice, and desperate combat between implacable enemies.

As a journalist specializing in military affairs, Stephen Harding has reported from Northern Ireland, Bosnia, and Iraq. Currently senior editor at Military History magazine, he lives in Virginia.

Author:
Harding, Stephen
Genre:
HISTORY / Military / World War II
Audience:
College/higher education
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
223
Language:
English
Publisher:
Da Capo Pr
Publish Date:
05/07/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9780306822087
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.95 lb
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