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In the dark days after the events in the book Gust Front, but before the primary invasion, the Chancellor of Germany faces a critical decision. Over the years, with military cutbacks, the store of experienced military personnel had simply dwindled. After the destruction of Northern Virginia, he realized that it was necessary to tap the one group he had sworn never, ever, to recall: the few remaining survivors of the Waffen SS. Watch On the Rhine is perhaps the most unbiased, and brutal, look at the inner workings of the Waffen SS in history. Meticulously researched, it explores all that was good, and evil, about the most infamous military force in history using the backdrop of the Posleen invasion as a canvas.

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"An axiom of military science is that an army reflects the society it protects, but what happens when that society is confronted with a crisis its dominant ideology can't solve? In this provocative addition to the Posleen War series, a galactic civilization genetically predisposed toward pacifism offers humanity advanced technology so that we can defend ourselves (and them) from the only other sentient species capable of violence — think 'Mongol horde in space.' After the first enemy landings in 2004, the German chancellor decides, despite fierce opposition, to rejuvenate survivors of the Waffen SS. Eager to redeem their tarnished honor, these veterans display the same steadfastness and fortitude that they did in Russia and Normandy. Ringo (Hell's Faire) and Kratman (A State of Disobedience) pull no punches in this audacious and deliberately shocking effort, contrasting the ruthlessness of the (mostly) former Nazis with the contemporary politicians' disastrous insistence on forcing reality into a politically correct mold. Readers who can overcome their ideological gag reflex will be rewarded with an exciting view from 'the other side of the hill.'" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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In this action-packed offshoot adventure of the bestselling Posleen War series that began with "Gust Front," the Posleen Invaders face the reconstituted Waffen SS in this brutal and unbiased look at the inner workings of the Waffen SS.

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ISBN:
9780743499187
Author:
Ringo, John
Publisher:
Baen
Author:
Kratman, Tom
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Science Fiction - Military
Subject:
Human-alien encounters
Subject:
Science / General
Copyright:
Series:
The Posleen War
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.38x6.42x1.19 in. 1.14 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Baen Books - English 9780743499187 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "An axiom of military science is that an army reflects the society it protects, but what happens when that society is confronted with a crisis its dominant ideology can't solve? In this provocative addition to the Posleen War series, a galactic civilization genetically predisposed toward pacifism offers humanity advanced technology so that we can defend ourselves (and them) from the only other sentient species capable of violence — think 'Mongol horde in space.' After the first enemy landings in 2004, the German chancellor decides, despite fierce opposition, to rejuvenate survivors of the Waffen SS. Eager to redeem their tarnished honor, these veterans display the same steadfastness and fortitude that they did in Russia and Normandy. Ringo (Hell's Faire) and Kratman (A State of Disobedience) pull no punches in this audacious and deliberately shocking effort, contrasting the ruthlessness of the (mostly) former Nazis with the contemporary politicians' disastrous insistence on forcing reality into a politically correct mold. Readers who can overcome their ideological gag reflex will be rewarded with an exciting view from 'the other side of the hill.'" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In this action-packed offshoot adventure of the bestselling Posleen War series that began with "Gust Front," the Posleen Invaders face the reconstituted Waffen SS in this brutal and unbiased look at the inner workings of the Waffen SS.
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