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Jul 26, 2005
| ISBN 9780891418603
Mar 25, 2009
| ISBN 9780307514929
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Jul 26, 2005 | ISBN 9780891418603
Mar 25, 2009 | ISBN 9780307514929
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.
Ken Hechler received a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and taught at Columbia College. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II and, after service in the European Theater of Operations,… More about Ken Hechler
“One of the best [books] on the war that I have read.”–Harry S. Truman“A blow-by-blow account that probably comes as close to the truth as history can hope to approach.”–The New York Times“An absorbing story . . . a great contribution to military history.”–General Matthew B. Ridgeway
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