Battle of the Ruhr Pocket - World War II Battle Book, No. 2
1971 Battle of the Ruhr Pocket - Ballantin's Illustrated History of the Violent Century. Battle Book, No. 2 by Charles Whiting 1970/1971 Paperback
BALLANTINE'S ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE VIOLENT CENTURY #21 Battle Of The Ruhr Pocket By Charles Whiting Battle Book #21. Ballantine Books 1971 1st printing. Very Good condition. 160 pages. Lavishly illustrated with multiple pictures, bibliography.
The end of the struggle against the Nazis is in sight. But there remains one last major campaign to be waged by the U.S. Army in Europe in World War II. From headquarters staff conferences to tank turrets to frontline foxholes on both sides of the fines, here are the sounds, sights, smell, and feel of the desperate battle that arose from Eisenhower"s surprise abandonment of the race for Berlin, instead to encircle Field Marshal Model and his 300,000 troops in the shattered industrial heartland of the Reich.
Amidst desertions, civilian mutinies, Gestapo executions, and the eventual suicide of one of the most talented and feared of Hitler"s generals, a victory was won in a battle that perhaps never should have been fought -a battle whose result was the division of Europe that yet holds real consequence for today and is even now shaping tomorrow. .
Library of Congress Catalog Listing
LC Control No.: 76024019
LCCN Permalink: http://lccn.loc.gov/76024019
Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Personal Name: Whiting, Charles, 1926-2007.
Main Title: Battle of the Ruhr pocket.
Published/Created: [New York, Ballantine Books, 1971, c1970]
Description: 160 p. illus., maps, ports. 21 cm.
Notes: Bibliography: p. 160.
Subjects: Ruhr Pocket, Battle of the, Germany, 1945.
Series: Ballantine’s illustrated history of the violent century. Battle book no. 21
LC Classification: D756.5.R8 W48
Dewey Class No.: 940.542/1
Geographic Area Code: e-gx---