The third and final volume of the Author’s Americans in North-west Europe series covers the historic period December 1944 to May 1945.
Launched in December 1944, the Nazis’ Ardennes offensive, known as the Battle of the Bulge, was one of the most dangerous periods of the War. During six weeks of desperate fighting, more US soldiers were killed, wounded or reported missing than in any battle in American history.
The Rhine was crossed in March 1945, first by the seizure of the railway bridge at Remagen and then by the combined American, British and Canadian ground and airborne operation codenamed Varsity. In the closing stages of the War, the western allies pushed remorselessly in the heart of Germany. Shocking evidence of Nazi atrocities was uncovered.
Berlin fell to the Russians in early May and the Allies met up on the River Elbe. In the chaos that followed, Germany was divided into four zones of occupation. The immediate tasks were ensuring the survival of the civilian population, establishing law and order, and the capture of war criminals.
In true Images of War style, this book graphically describes the magnificent role played by US forces under General Eisenhower’s overall command.
The History Of The British Army Film & Photographic Unit In The Second World War
By: Dr Fred McGlade
The Royal Navy's Air Service in the Great War
By: David Hobbs
By: Michael Belafi
Translated by: Cordula Werschkun
The Zeebrugge Raid
By: Philip Warner
By: Vivien Newman, David Alexander Scott Semeraro
Secret Wartime Britain
By: Colin Philpott
Conflict in the Crimea
By: Donald Richards, Don Richards
The Zeppelin Offensive
By: David Marks
Sir Alan Cobham
By: Colin Cruddas
British Campaigns in the South Atlantic 1805-1807
By: John D Grainger
Rome, Blood and Power
By: Gareth C Sampson
By: Joe Glenton
German Soldiers in the Great War
Edited by: Bernd Ulrich, Benjamin Ziemann
By: Jon Cooksey
Women in the Second World War
By: Collette Drifte