Rhine Crossing Operation VARSITY - 30th and 79th US Divisions and 17th US Airborne Division

by Andrew Rawson

Rhine Crossing Operation VARSITY - 30th and 79th US Divisions and 17th US Airborne Division Synopsis

By Spring 1945, with the Russians closing fast on Berlin from the East, the US and British Armies of Patton and Montgomery were faced with one major hurdle, the Rhine. Heavily defended by the Nazis, this obstacle would only be crossed by a massive operation requiring meticulous planning and bold execution.The resulting operation involving 29 divisions was outstandingly successful. This book follows the river crossings by 30th and 79th US Divisions, codenamed Operation FLASHPOINT and the airdrop by 17th US Airborne Division (VARSITY). While covering quite different sectors, this book can be read in conjunction with its sister volumes Operation Varsity and Operation Plunder

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844152322
Publication date: 27th October 2004
Author: Andrew Rawson
Publisher: Leo Cooper Ltd an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 172 pages
Categories: European history, Second World War, Air forces & warfare,

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