Riviera to the Rhine

Riviera to the Rhine

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CMH Pub. 7-10. United States Army in World War 2.
1st printing. Provides a history of combat operations by the Sixth Army Group from its landing in France to its crossing of theRhine River. Covers the period from August 1944 to March 1945. This work is thefinal volume of the United States Army's series of operational histories treating the activities of its combat forces during the Second World War.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 1993
ISBN: 9780160259661
0160259665
Characteristics: xxii, 605 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Robert Ross

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Chiefs1970
Sep 08, 2017

This is a well written and very detailed account of the World War II invasion of Southern France or the operation codenamed "Anvil." The authors draw on U.S. Army archives, personal memoirs, and in some cases German sources. The invasion of Southern France was intended to draw German forces away from the Normandy theatre and for its own part this force of American and Free French Colonial forces actually displayed great strategic initiative in liberating France from Marseilles to Strasborg and represented an early strike over the Rhine River. The authors provide a real understanding of the impact of limited troop reinforcements and the difficulty of supplying an armed group of over 100,000 soldiers. Over 550 pages long, but is interesting as it includes maps for the majority of major conflicts that the U.S. Sixth Army encountered as they battled to the Rhine River. If anything, this book will provide the reader with additional areas of inquiry as the American and French forces found themselves attacking forts known as the Maginot Line and many heroes are illustrated including the famous Japanese-American 442nd Battalion and Medal of Honor Winner, Audie Murphy.

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