Invasion of the Third Reich War and Peace: Operation Eclipse

Invasion of the Third Reich War and Peace: Operation Eclipse

by Patrick Delaforce

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848689480
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication date: 07/12/2011
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Patrick Delaforce fought with the 11th Armoured Division as a troop leader in Normandy and as FOO in Holland and Germany during the Second World War. He has published over thirty books including The Black Bull, Churchill's Desert Rats and The Fighting Wessex Wyverns for Alan Sutton Publishing's series of British Army divisional histories. His latest releases are Red Crown and Dragon (Amberley, 2010) and Battles With Panzers (Amberley, 2010).

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Introduction: The British Liberation Army 9

1 Hitler's Crumbling Third Reich 21

2 Making War 33

3 Bleak Mid-Winter: Longstop in the Ardennes 47

4 Hobart's Terrible 'Funnies' 65

5 Bleak Mid-Winter: Operation Blackcock 75

6 Betuwe: The 'Island' Campaign 90

7 Reichswald Battles: Operation Veritable 101

8 Reaching the Rhine: Operation Blockbuster 131

9 Capturing Arnhem: Operations Destroyer and Anger 147

10 Weapons of Revenge 162

11 Rhine Crossing Battle: Operation Plunder 168

12 Airborne Attack: Operation Varsity 182

13 Affairs of State 190

14 Over the Rhine 195

15 Battle for the Teutoburger Wald 202

16 T-Force:'Thieving Magpies' 215

17 Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp 220

18 Operation Forrard On to Bremen 233

19 Capture of Bremen: Operation Clipper 244

20 Alpenfestung: Göbbels' Hoax 261

21 Capture of Hamburg 265

22 Racing the Russians to the Baltic 278

23 Admiral Donitz's 'Fourth Reich' 300

24 Final Surrender: Operation Eclipse 309

25 Liberation of Festung Holland 330

26 Liberation of Denmark 362

27 Liberation of Festung Norwegen 381

28 Liberation of POW Camps 398

29 Freedom for Hitler's Slaves 408

30 Retribution: War Crimes Tribunals 420

Appendices

A The Holocaust and the Death Camps 427

B Hitler's Nuclear Option 430

C Operation Unthinkable 436

Bibliography 438

Acknowledgements 439

Glossary 440

Index 444

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