The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in…

Paperback | June 3, 2014

byStephen Harding

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May, 1945. Hitler is dead, the Third Reich is little more than smoking rubble, and no GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis.

The Last Battle tells the nearly unbelievable story of the unlikeliest battle of the war, when a small group of American tankers, led by Captain Lee, joined forces with German soldiers to fight off fanatical SS troops seeking to capture Castle Itter and execute the stronghold's VIP prisoners. It is a tale of unlikely allies, startling bravery, jittery suspense, and desperate combat between implacable enemies.

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREMay, 1945. Hitler is dead, the Third Reich is little more than smoking rubble, and no GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis.The Last Battle tells the nearly unbelievable story of the unlikeliest battle of the war, when a small group of American tankers, led by Captain Lee, joine...

Stephen Harding is a longtime journalist specializing in military affairs. For nearly two decades he was on the staff of Soldiers, the official magazine of the US Army. Currently he is editor-in-chief of Military History magazine. The author of seven previous non-fiction books, he lives in northern Virginia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:June 3, 2014Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306822962

ISBN - 13:9780306822964

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New York Journal of Books, 4/29/13“Well done and eminently readable.”Daily Beast, 5/12/13“The most extraordinary things about Stephen Harding's The Last Battle, a truly incredible tale of World War II, are that it hasn't been told before in English, and that it hasn't already been made into a blockbuster Hollywood movieSteven Spielberg, how did you miss this story?...Harding is a respected military affairs expertand his writing style carries immediacy as well as authorityEverything that Harding reports in this exciting but also historically accurate narrative is backed up with meticulous scholarship. This book proves that history can be new and nail-bitingly exciting all at onceWhile the book concentrates on the fight for Castle Itter, it also sets that battle in the wider strategic contextsThis book is thus a fascinating microcosm of a nation and society in collapsePart Where Eagles Dare, part Guns of Navarone, this story is as exciting as it is far-fetched, but unlike in those iconic war movies, every word of The Last Battle is true.”