Montgomery's Rhine River Crossing
&“Highly recommended . . . excellent maps, [a] large number of black and white images, and detailed coverage of the subject.&” —AMPS After the Normandy breakout, the Allies&’ headlong dash east came to a halt in the autumn with the ill-fated Market Garden operation and overextended supply lines short of the Rhineland. After repulsing the Nazis&’ daring Ardennes offensive, Montgomery&’s and Bradley&’s Army Groups cleared the Reichwald and Rhineland and closed on the Rhine. With both sides aware of the strategic significance of this physical barrier, the stakes could not have been higher. Eisenhower&’s plan involved a vast airborne assault by General Ridgway&’s XV11 Airborne Corps (codename VARSITY) and the simultaneously coordinated river crossing by Monty&’s 21 Army Group (codename PLUNDER) with Dempsey&’s British Second Army and General William H. Simpson&’s US Ninth Army. This superbly illustrated and researched book describes the March 1945 assault crossing involving naval amphibious craft, the air and artillery bombardment, and diversionary attack by the British 1st Commando brigade at Wesel. In concert with VARSITY and PLUNDER, Patton&’s US Third Army Group crossed further south. As a result of this triumph of strategic planning and tactical execution, the fate of Hitler&’s &“Thousand Year Reich&” was finally sealed.
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- 2019 Jon Diamond
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