The Last Battle

The Last Battle

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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.... military academy system exemplified by his alma mater had created and was perpetuating a closed military elite. ... Indeed, because its founder established the principles of what evolved into the Reserve Officer Training Corps program, anbsp;...


Title:The Last Battle
Author: Stephen Harding
Publisher:Da Capo Press - 2013-05-07
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