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The Rhine crossing

Andrew Rawson

The Rhine crossing

9th US army & 17th US airborne

by Andrew Rawson

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Published by Pen & Sword Military in Barnsley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Germany -- Rhine River Valley.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementAndrew Rawson.
    SeriesBattleground Europe
    The Physical Object
    Pagination190 p. :
    Number of Pages190
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22738918M
    ISBN 101844152324


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THE RHINE CROSSINGS, KEN FORD OSPREY PUBLISHING, QUALITY SOFTCOVER, $, 96 PAGES, ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS As the Allies pushed across Europe and neared the Rhine River early inHitler fumed at the widespread desertions and surrenders of his troops.

The Rhine hadn't been crossed by an enemy since Napoleon did it in /5(6). This book tells the story of Market Garden in great detail and also of Operation Varsity and Plunder -- the crossing of the Rhine in Marchwhich featured another airborne assault. Market Garden was the My interest in this book stems from my father's participation in Operation Market Garden as a soldier in the th Parachute Regiment of /5.

The result was that the entire direction of the operation was altered, and a new Rhine-crossing location was chosen which put the transporters out of the reach of the Ruhr’s anti-aircraft: Arnhem. The choice of this quiet Dutch town on the Lower Rhine necessitated a Second Army advance along a single highway via Eindhoven, Grave and Nijmegen.

The book is one of the better overviews of the Rhine crossing efforts, and still stands up well over the decades. Highly recommended for the new or veteran reader of World War II history. Read more/5(4). Operation Plunder was a military operation to cross the Rhine on the night of 23 MarchThe Rhine crossing book by the 21st Army Group under Field Marshal Bernard crossing of the river was at Rees, Wesel, and south of the river Lippe by The Rhine crossing book British Second Army under Lieutenant General Sir Miles Dempsey, and the United States Ninth Army under Lieutenant General William H.

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One of the most famous and haunting tales of the late Roman Empire was the winter of A.D. During this period, the barbarian incursions across the border into the Empire had begun to take their toll. In A.D. the Goth tribes had crossed over the Danube, initially with Rome's permission, to.

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'The last great heave of war,' according to Churchill, took place with the crossing of the Rhine in No invading army had crossed this great river since Napoleon's in and the task fell to Field Marshal Montgomery's 21st Army Group.

Opposing them were the forces of a failing fascist regime, including battalions of old men and boys, strengthened by several formations of crack troops. Crossing the Rhine 24 March C transport planes release hundreds of paratroops and their supplies over the Rees-Wesel area to the east of the Rhine.

This was the greatest airborne operation of the war. S paratroops were dropped by 1, troop-carrying planes and gliders.

Alpon is located a few miles west of the Rhine River crossing site of the 30th. Also found on page 84 of th history book.

Today photo of Alpon location above. Patton’s troops beat Montgomery across the Rhine by one day. Patton celebrated the victory by stopping on a treadway bridge his men had built and relieving himself into the river. “The pause that refreshes.” The general told the troops around him.

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It flows from two small headways in the Alps of east-central Switzerland north and west to the North Sea, into which it drains through the Netherlands.

Operation Plunder: Crossing the Rhine March With the American flag flying over his head, Motor Machinist’s Mate Robert Mooty, USN, ferries troops across the Rhine River at Oberwesel, Germany, March (National Archives and Records Administration, Still Pictures Division, College Park, MD, Record Group A, SC ).

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