In Final Defense of the Reich : the Destruction of the 6th SS Mountain Division "Nord."

In April 1945 the American 71st Infantry Division exacted the final vestiges of life from the Reich's 6th SS Mountain Division in central Germany. On Easter weekend, the bypassed German division fought to the very end as they were first surrounded and then destroyed as a fighting force. Rusieck...

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Main Author: Rusiecki, Stephen
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York : Naval Institute Press, 2011.
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Summary:In April 1945 the American 71st Infantry Division exacted the final vestiges of life from the Reich's 6th SS Mountain Division in central Germany. On Easter weekend, the bypassed German division fought to the very end as they were first surrounded and then destroyed as a fighting force. Rusiecki argues that the battle demonstrates that the Wehrmacht's last gasp on the Western Front was anything but a whimper as some historians charge. Instead, many of Germany's final combat formations fought to the very end against a chaotic tableau of misery, destruction, and suffering to exact every last bit.
Physical Description:1 online resource (489 pages)
ISBN:9781612510019
1612510019