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Onslaught on Hitler's Rhine

  • ISBN-13: 9781781554418
  • Publisher: FONTHILL
    Imprint: FONTHILL
  • By Patrick Delaforce
  • Price: AUD $55.00
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  • Local release date: 19/05/2015
  • Format: Hardback (234.00mm X 156.00mm) 192 pages Weight: 680g
  • Categories: Second World War [HBWQ]
Operation Plunder was Field Marshal Bernard Montgomerys swan song. It is rarely mentioned in the Second World War history books, and when it is, both American and British military historians dismiss it as being ultra-cautious.Monty was by nature a cautious commander with dwindling manpower resources. Operation Market Garden in September 1944 had not been successful in achieving a major lodgement over the Rhine. Monty knew that Hitler regarded the Rhine as his final barrier, and his storm-troopers and paratroops had fought like demons for four weeks in February/March 1945 defending the Siegfried Line in Operations Veritable and Blockbuster. Presumably they would continue to defend their own country to the bitter end. So, in command of a British, a Canadian and an American army Monty ensured by very careful planning, including a huge airborne drop in Operation Varsity, that the great onslaught would be furious, quick, ruthless and highly successful. And so it was.Patrick Delaforce fought in Blockbuster, Plunder and all the river battles in his armoured battle group, which reached the Danish frontier just before Stalins Cossacks.The book is part of a Fonthill trilogy by Delaforce: Montys Rhine Adventure (Market Garden); and Invasion of the Third Reich (the campaign after Plunder).
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