Eisenhower's Thorn on the Rhine

The Battles for the Colmar Pocket, 1944–45

Author: Nathan Prefer

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612003222

Category: History

Page: 360

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By the fall of 1944 the Western Allies appeared to be having it all their own way. The summer’s Normandy invasion had finally succeeded and the Germans had been driven out of northern France and most of the Low Countries. In September the invasion of France’s southern coast had met less opposition and Allied divisions had begun lining up along the Rhine. But while the Americans were about to meet a nasty surprise in the Ardennes, the Germans never did let go of the province of Alsace, and in a hard pocket around the city of Colmar continued to resist. On New Year’s Eve they launched a counteroffensive, Operation Northwind, that nearly put Allied forces back on their heels. While the Allies were eventually able to take care of their Ardennes problem the Colmar one still remained. On January 12, 1945, Eisenhower could only tell George Marshall, “It is a very bad thorn in our side today." This is the story of the Sixth Army Group (7th US & 1st French Armies) which fought on the southern flank of the SHAEF front. The French had multiple problems during this campaign so that increasing number of US divisions needed to take part. In the process the 3rd and 28th Infantry Divisions, and 10th and 14th Armored, among others were able to cover themselves with heroism, though hardly less than the threadbare German 19th Army, which bravely resisted against enormous odds until finally the west bank of the Rhine was cleared. Amidst a horrific winter and rough terrain, interspersed by demolished towns, both sides traded blows in a ferocious campaign often neglected in histories of the war. This book informs us fully of the tremendous and costly struggle waged on that often-neglected sector of the front.
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Quarterly Army List for the Quarter Ending 31st December, 1919 - Volume 4

Author: HMSO

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1781502994

Category: History

Page: 486

View: 9789

Volume 4 of 4. This volume contains the War Services of:- (1) Regular Officers on the Active List and on Retired Pay, and Officers on the General Reserve. (2) Officers of the Special Reserve of Officers, the Territorial Force and those serving on temporary Commissions who had war service prior to the War of 1914-19, and who were gazetted before 2nd January 1918 to Mentions in Despatches and Honours in The War of 1914-20. Also included, under separate headings, are Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service, Territorial Force Nursing Service, Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps as well as Officers of the Forces of the Oversea Dominions and Colonies. Names are arranged alphabetically. It should be noted that Officers of the Regular Army (including those with temporary commissions), Special Reserve and Territorial Force who have retired or have relinquished their Commissions with permission to retain rank but are NOT in receipt of any retired pay from Army funds, are NOT included in these lists. Their details are published in a separate, supplementary volume.
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Kriegsgeschichte von Bayern unter König Maximilian Joseph I.

mit zwölf Karten und Plänen. Sechstes Buch: Zeitraum vom Jahre 1810 bis zum Schluße der Belagerung von Thorn (April 1813). 3

Author: Eduard ¬von Völderndorff und Waradein

Publisher: N.A



Page: 494

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Beyträge zur Geschichte der Stadt Thorn

aus guten und zuverläßigen Quellen gesammlet

Author: Georg Gottlieb Dittmann

Publisher: N.A



Page: 112

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Early Kentucky Settlers

The Records of Jefferson County, Kentucky, from the Filson Club History Quarterly

Author: Kentucky Adjutant Generals Office,Kentucky Adjutant-General's Office

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806312132

Category: Reference

Page: 505

View: 9991

These are extracted court records.
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The Rising Yen

The Impact of Japanese Financial Liberalization on World Capital Markets

Author: Richard S. Thorn

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789971988753

Category: Capital market

Page: 121

View: 3070

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Der Blackthorn-Code - Das Vermächtnis des Alchemisten

Author: Kevin Sands

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342343032X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1076

Verschwörungen, Intrigen, Gefahr der Da-Vinci-Code für Leser ab 11 »Verrate es niemandem.« Bis zu dieser rätselhaften Warnung war Christopher Rowe eigentlich zufrieden mit seinem Leben als Lehrling des Apothekermeisters und Alchemisten Benedict Blackthorn. Er hatte ein Dach über dem Kopf, sein Meister lehrte ihn nicht nur, wie man Mittel gegen Warzen herstellt, sondern auch, wie man verschlüsselte Botschaften knackt und Rätsel löst. Doch das alles ändert sich, als eine Serie mysteriöser Morde London heimsucht. Fast immer sind es Alchemisten, die getötet werden. Christopher spürt, dass sein Meister in Gefahr ist. Ihm bleibt nur wenig Zeit, die Mörder zu enttarnen und hinter ein Geheimnis zu kommen, das so mächtig ist, dass es die Welt zerstören ka!--?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--
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The Student

A Magazine for Accountancy, Secretarial and Banking Students

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Accounting

Page: N.A

View: 7656

Posted in Accounting