The Last Battle

The Last Battle

When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe

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May 1945. Hitler is dead, and the Third Reich little more than smoking rubble. No GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. But for cigar-chewing, rough-talking, hard-drinking, hard-charging Captain Jack Lee and his men, there is one more mission: rescue fourteen prominent French prisoners held in an SS-guarded castle high in the Austrian Alps. It's a dangerous mission, but Lee has help from a decorated German Wehrmacht officer and his men, who voluntarily join the fight. Based on personal memoirs, author interviews, and official American, German, and French histories, The Last Battle is the nearly unbelievable story of the most improbable battle of World War II--a tale of unlikely allies, bravery, cowardice, and desperate combat between implacable enemies.
Publisher: ©2013
Boston, Massachusetts :, Da Capo Press, A Member of the Perseus Books Group,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780306822964
Branch Call Number: 940.5421 HAR
Characteristics: vii, 223 pages, [16] pages of pages :,illustrations, maps ;,21 cm.

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