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The Bridge At Remagen

Author : Ken Hechler
ISBN : 0307514927
Genre : History
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It was a stunning strategic victory of World War II–and one of the most fantastic breaks for the Allies. On March 7, 1945, a small group of American infantrymen, engineers, and tank crews secured the Ludendorff Bridge that crossed the Rhine. The successful mission saved thousands of American lives and spearheaded the invasion of Nazi Germany. The Bridge at Remagen is the detailed narrative of this surprising but crucial military action, one that stunned the German army. It is also the moving story of men who did not consider themselves heroes, but who performed magnificently under fire. In this amazing true story, Ken Hechler gives you the hour-by-hour account of brilliant military daring, human courage, and almost incredible luck that profoundly changed the course of the war.

The Bridge At Remagen

Author : Ken Hechler
ISBN : OCLC:464070232
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Fire Support Employment In The Rhine River Crossing At Remagen Germany

Author : Major Jeffrey L. Shafer
ISBN : 9781786253606
Genre : History
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This study is an historical analysis of the procedures and doctrine used by the III Corps Artillery during the First U.S. Army’s crossing of the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany. This study examines the actions of III Corps Artillery in the employment, organization for combat, and command and control of artillery units at Remagen. The fire support procedures employed by the field artillery are compared with those prescribed by published doctrine and unit standing operating procedures. This comparison is used to evaluate the adequacy of doctrine and the need for standing operating procedures to supplement the published doctrine. The development of standing operating procedures from lessons learned during earlier combat is examined to show how the doctrine allowed flexibility and standardization that was evident throughout the army. This standardization continues to serve as a model for fire support operations in today’s emerging combined arms doctrine. The study concludes with lessons learned: (1) Centralized command and control of field artillery should be under the headquarters that is best organized to control a large number or units, (2) doctrine and standing operating procedures are useless unless leaders develop and execute plans that are in accordance with the principles established and practiced, (3) the tendency to establish standing operating procedures that violate or contradict doctrine should be avoided, (4) a need for more liaison officers was evident at Remagen as well as through the war and continues to exist today even with improved technology, (5) the redundancy of tasks outlined in doctrine provides the flexibility needed to accomplish the fire support mission during a fast moving battle, and (6) field artillery units should practice several tactical missions and not just the standard mission associated with peace time organizations.

Every Soldier Has A Story

Author : Lincoln Hokenbrough
ISBN : 9781300398332
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The Watch On The Bridge

Author : David Garth
ISBN : 9781479444472
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Early in 1945, as the Allies pounded toward the German heartland, the German army methodically destroyed all the bridges across the Rhine to delay their advance. But the demolition effort at Remagen failed, making that bridge the most important one in the world, a breach in the German wall. Doke Stanton, private in the U.S. Army, is captured on a reconnaissance mission, but escapes when the truck carrying him is strafed. On the run, he meets Ilse, a crippled governess, who hides him in a castle above the bridge at Remagen. For Doke—busted to private for cowardice—this may be his last chance at redemption...

The Brigade A History Its Organization And Employment In The U S Army

Author : John J. McGrath
ISBN : 9781105055713
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Remagen Bridge

Author : Andrew Rawson
ISBN : 9781783460250
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In Spring 1945 one final hurdle faced the American and British Armies under Ike's supreme command - the Rhine. This mighty river was literally the last ditch for the defence of Hitler's Germany. Crossing it would be a major military undertaking. The race was on to find intact crossings that could save many lives and precious time.Famously the American forces in a daring coup-de-main operation seized the Bridge at Reagen which due to German blunder and oversight remained intact.This is the thrilling story of that success.

Bridge At Remagen Prem

Author : Ken Hechler
ISBN : 0345277074
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Bridges In Germany

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1156408296
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Chapters: Ludendorff Bridge. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 105. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Ludendorff Bridge - The bridge was built by Grun

The Last 100 Days

Author : John Toland
ISBN : 9780804180948
Genre : History
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A dramatic countdown of the final months of World War II in Europe, The Last 100 Days brings to life the waning power and the ultimate submission of the Third Reich. To reconstruct the tumultuous hundred days between Yalta and the fall of Berlin, John Toland traveled more than 100,000 miles in twenty-one countries and interviewed more than six hundred people—from Hitler’s personal chauffeur to Generals von Manteuffel, Wenck, and Heinrici; from underground leaders to diplomats; from top Allied field commanders to brave young GIs. Toland adeptly weaves together these interviews using research from thousands of primary sources. When it was first published, The Last 100 Days made history, revealing after-action reports, staff journals, and top-secret messages and personal documents previously unavailable to historians. Since that time, it has come to be regarded as one of the greatest historical narratives of the twentieth century.

Combined Arms In Battle Since 1939

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The Good Fight

Author : Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN : 9780689843617
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A chronicle of World War II includes accounts of major events and personal anecdotes from soldiers in the field.

Firings From The Fox Hole

Author : Rock DiLisio
ISBN : 9780595832484
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Firings from the Fox Hole, takes you on a written, chronological journey through some of the darkest days of World War II. A young infantryman, Bronze Star Medallist, Angelo A. DiLisio, becomes the war's most prolific letter writer, as he uses the medium to keep in touch with his family back home. Injury and illness, fear and duty, this book will recount a war experience through the eyes of a young, American soldier. His hand wrote well and often, but he could not always describe many of the horrors of war that his eyes beheld. Let us now embark on a written journey, spanning almost a two-year period, encompassing some of the darkest days this world has ever known. As your guide, an eighteen-year old American infantryman far from home.

War On Film Military History Education Video Tapes Motion Pictures And Related Audiovisual Aids

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Phantom

Author : Philip Warner
ISBN : 9781473817203
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The story of the shadowy special reconnaissance unit whose intelligence helped the Allies win World War II. It operated in Italy, Sicily, Austria, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. It was at Dieppe with the Commandos, in France with the SAS, at Arnhem with Airborne, and in Germany until the surrender. Phantom—aka GHQ Liaison Regiment—was one of the most secret and most effective of the wartime special regiments. It was formed in 1939 with the mission of finding out exactly where all the Allied forward positions were—a task which required linguistic ability, unlimited tact, and radio expertise. After Dunkirk, its squadrons at first kept an eye on all invasion points, before deploying to Greece and to the Middle East. An indispensable direct communication link between the forward patrols and command headquarters, its members were as varied and colorful as its tasks. Among them were a Cambridge college postgraduate, three professors, a famous actor-playwright, a film star, a famous sculptor, a steward of the Jockey Club, a commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, and numerous authors and journalists. This fascinating history goes beyond Phantom’s aura of mystery and shows how it was so successful in its role of tracking both allied and enemy movements and relaying vital information direct to commanders.

The Women Who Wrote The War

Author : Nancy Caldwell Sorel
ISBN : 9781628721157
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Here’s how a hundred brave American women left their families and entered the combat-zone to chronicle what they saw. Nancy Sorel’s portrait pays homage to these unsung heroes. They came from Boston, New York, Milwaukee, and St. Louis; from Yakima, Washington; Austin, Texas; and Sioux City, Iowa; from San Francisco and all points east. They left comfortable homes and safe surroundings for combat-zone duty. As women war correspondents, they brought to the battlefields of World War II a fresh optic, and reported back home what they witnessed with a new sensibility. Their experience was at once wide-ranging and intimate, devastating at one moment, heartwarming the next. In their ranks we encounter world-famous photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, the only Western photographer to cover the Nazi invasion of the USSR; Martha Gellhorn, writer and wife of Ernest Hemingway, who presciently reported on the menace of fascism; The New Yorker’s Janet Flanner, recording the bleak realities of life in post-liberation France; and Marguerite Higgins, who dared enter the concentration camp at Dachau just ahead of the American army. In her graphic, seamless narrative, Nancy Sorel weaves together the lives and times of these gutsy, incomparable women, assuring them their rightful place in this century’s history.

Spark Of Life

Author : Erich Maria Remarque
ISBN : 9780812985627
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In Spark of Life, a powerful classic from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front, one man’s dream of freedom inspires a valiant resistance against the Nazi war machine. For ten years, 509 has been a political prisoner in a German concentration camp, persevering in the most hellish conditions. Deathly weak, he still has his wits about him and he senses that the end of the war is near. If he and the other living corpses in his barracks can hold on for liberation—or force their own—then their suffering will not have been in vain. Now the SS who run the camp are ratcheting up the terror. But their expectations are jaded and their defenses are down. It is possible that the courageous yet terribly weak prisoners have just enough left in them to resist. And if they die fighting, they will die on their own terms, cheating the Nazis out of their devil’s contract. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review

United States Army In World War 2 Technical Services The Corps Of Engineers

Author : Alfred M. Beck
ISBN : 0160019389
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CMH Pub. 10-22. By Alfred M. Beck, et al. Describes in detail the role of the Army Corps of Engineers in various military campaigns throughout North Africa and Italy, as well as in Western and Central Europe, from 1941 through 1944. L.C. card 84-11376. Item 345. Related Products: United States Army in World War 2: The Quartermaster Corps, Operations in War Against Japan is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00047-4 United States Army and World War II: Set 5 of 7, The Technical Services, Pt. 2 (Corps of Engineers, Quartermaster, and Medical) -CDROM format is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00434-8 United States Army and World War II: Set 4 of 7, The Technical Services, Pt. 1 (Chemical, Ordnance, Transportation, and Signal) CDROM format is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00396-1 World War II resources collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/world-war-ii Other products by the U.S. Army, Center of Military History (CMH) can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/1061

Texas Aggies Go To War

Author : Henry C. Dethloff
ISBN : 1603440771
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When their country calls, Texas Aggies go to war. From the Spanish-American War and World War I to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Aggies have been in the forefront of America’s armed forces, producing more officers than any other school outside the service academies. More than 20,000 Texas Aggies served in World War II, for instance, including more than 14,000 as commissioned officers. Trained in leadership and the knowledge required for warfare, Aggies have served with distinction in all branches of the military service. In this first-ever compilation of the impressive war record of Texas Aggies, stories of individual soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines are displayed with an abundance of statistics, maps, and tables. These narratives include • First-person accounts of Aggie heroism in battle in all the wars in which A&M former students have fought; • The horrific experiences of some of the eighty-seven Aggies who were stationed at Corregidor and Bataan; • The perils of five Aggies who participated in the raid over Tokyo with Jimmie Doolittle; • The heroics of the seven Medal of Honor recipients from Texas A&M during World War II; • James Earl Rudder’s leadership of the Ranger assault at Normandy on D-Day; • Examples of vigorous support and devotion to duty given by Aggies in Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East. Texas Aggies Go to War celebrates the school’s distinctive Corps of Cadets and its military contributions while honoring the individual sacrifices of its members. Those who fought and those who remember them will find here a comprehensive account of the distinguished war record of this school. This book was initiated and sponsored by a group of former students who provided funding through the Texas A&M Foundation. All proceeds from the book will be used to benefit the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.

Generals Of The Army

Author : James H. Willbanks
ISBN : 9780813142142
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Formally titled "General of the Army," the five-star general is the highest possible rank awarded in the U.S. Army in modern times and has been awarded to only five men in the nation's history: George C. Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Henry H. Arnold, and Omar N. Bradley. In addition to their rank, these distinguished soldiers all shared the experience of serving or studying at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where they gained the knowledge that would prepare them for command during World War II and the Korean War. In Generals of the Army, James H. Willbanks assembles top military historians to examine the connection between the institution and the success of these exceptional men. Historically known as the "intellectual center of the Army," Fort Leavenworth is the oldest active Army post west of Washington, D.C., and one of the most important military installations in the United States. Though there are many biographies of the five-star generals, this innovative study offers a fresh perspective by illuminating the ways in which these legendary figures influenced and were influenced by Leavenworth. Coinciding with the U.S. Mint's release of a series of special commemorative coins honoring these soldiers and the fort where they were based, this concise volume offers an intriguing look at the lives of these remarkable men and the contributions they made to the defense of the nation.

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