Meeting of Generals

Meeting of Generals

by Tony Foster

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Meeting of Generals by Tony Foster

dual biographies of two WWII generals. Their troops meet in Normandy; the generals meet in a courtroom after the war. One sentences the other to death for war crimes.

D-Day Normandy, 1944. Twenty thousand, five hundred strong, the 12th Waffen-SS Hitler Youth Division marched into battle against Allied Forces. They were the last cream of the German youth, 17- and 18-year-old lads trained and led by a cadre of battle-hardened officers and NCOs who had survived four years of war in Europe and on the Russian front. With only a year of training, they were nevertheless ferocious fighters. At one critical point in the battle the depleted 12th SS Division fought three Canadian and three British divisions to a standstill. Eighty-five days after the landings, at the Battle of Falaise Gap, less than 500 of the 12th Division's front line troops remained. The rest were dead, wounded or captured. Meeting Of Generals is the study of a terrible war viewed from the two sides of a battlefield on which different moral and political ideologies struggled to prevail. Parallel biographies trace Generals Meyer and Foster's careers—their youth, their ambitions, their sweethearts, their sorrows and personal tragedies—and show how each reflected the values of the nation that he served. In the end, both generals realize at Meyer's War Crimes court-martial that in war there are no winners or losers—only victims.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595137503
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Pages: 612
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents

List of Mapsviii
Acknowledgmentsix
Author's Notexi
Prefacexiii
Preludexvii
Part 1In the Shadow of War1
Part 2Battle's Wake31
Part 3The Making of a Warrior53
Part 4The Making of a Warrior: II91
Part 5The Whirlwind149
Part 6Fortune's Fate217
Part 7Normandy287
Part 8Victor and Vanquished383
Part 9Flags Are Folded443
Recessional513
Appendices521
Notes527
Bibliography537
Index541

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D-Day Normandy, 1944. Twenty thousand, five hundred strong, the 12th Waffen-ss Hitler Youth Division marched into battle against Allied Forces. They were the last cream of the German youth, seventeen and eighteen-year-old lads trained and led by a cadre of battle-hardened officers and NCOs who had survived four years of war in Europe and on the Russian front. With only a year of training, they were nevertheless ferocious fighters. At one critical point in the battle the depleted 12th ss Division fought three Canadian and three British divisions to a standstill. Eighty-five days after the landings, at the Battle of Falaise Gap, less than five hundred of the 12th Division¿s front line troops remained. The rest were either dead, wounded or captured. MEETING OF GENERALS is the study of a terrible war viewed from the two sides of a battlefield on which different moral and political ideologies struggled to prevail. Parallel biographies trace Generals Meyer¿s and Foster¿s careers ¿ their youth, their ambitions, their sweethearts, their sorrows and personal tragedies ¿ and show how each reflected the values of the nation that he served. In the end, both generals realize at Meyer¿s War Crimes court-martial that in every war there are no winners or losers ¿ only victims.