Defense Of The Rhine 1944-45 by Steven J. ZalogaDefense Of The Rhine 1944-45 by Steven J. Zaloga

Defense Of The Rhine 1944-45

bySteven J. ZalogaIllustratorAdam Hook

Paperback | March 22, 2011

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The Rhine River represented the last natural defensive barrier for the Third Reich in the fall of 1944. Although Hitler had been reluctant to allow the construction of tactical defense lines in France, the final defense of the Reich was another matter. As a result, construction of a Rhine defense line began in September 1944. Steven J Zaloga examines the multiple phases of construction undertaken to strengthen the Westwall (Siegfried Line), to fortify many of the border villages, and finally to prepare for the demolition of the Rhine bridges. Using detailed maps, color artwork, and expert analysis, this book takes a detailed look at Germany's last line of defense.
Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of nume...
Title:Defense Of The Rhine 1944-45Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.85 × 7.37 × 0.18 inPublished:March 22, 2011Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849083878

ISBN - 13:9781849083874

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Editorial Reviews

"...this is an excellent book by one of Osprey's best authors, and it is recommended to those with any interest in World War Two in the ETO, or in land defenses in general." -Bolling Smith, Coast Defense Journal (May 2011)"This book illuminates [the Westwall's] extraordinary fortifications in a detailed and interesting text. The many photographs and color illustrations enrich and support the content. Whether you are a historian or modeler, Defense of the Rhine 1944-45 is an interesting book. With the amount of detailed research, clarity of delivery, and abundance of supporting illustrations, you will have a sound foundation to further, or enhance your knowledge of this chapter of World War Two." -Frederick Boucher, Armorama