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IKE's LAST BATTLE: THE BATTLE OF THE RUHR POCKET April 1945. Berlin was the prize, which the Soviets raced to seize, but Ike opted to destroy the Germans in the Ruhr Pocket first. U.S. & German resources provide this most de

Click to EnlargeIKE's LAST BATTLE: THE BATTLE OF THE RUHR POCKET April 1945. by Charles Whiting. Victory for the Allies was only a matter of time. Two great armies were racing towards each other crushing German resistance in their path. Berlin was the prize, which the Soviets were in the event to seize. General Dwight Eisenhower opted to destroy the German armies in and around the Ruhr. Was this decision a high level strategy or naked personal ambition? Whiting uses both U.S. and German resources to provide this most detailed account.

US units covered: Ninth US Army; First US Army; 2nd Armored Division, 3rd Armored Division, 4th Armored Division, 13th Armored Division, 1st Infantry Division, 8th Infantry Division, 9th Infantry Division, 78th Infantry Division, 86th Infantry Division, 99th Infantry Division, 104th Infantry Division. Photos and maps.

March - April 1945. Victory for the Allies was only a matter of time. Two great armies were racing towards each other crushing German resistance in their path.

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Group:
World War II
ID:
CM-914X
Category:
Battles / Campaigns / Strategy
Media:
Hardcover book
Type:
History / Tactics / Details
Price:
31.30
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