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With Allied armies poised on the banks of the Rhine, Nazi Germany tottered on the brink of collapse. The ensuing battles on German soil—especially those in the so-called Ruhr Pocket—were as fierce and hard-fought as any in the European theater. Going well beyond previous accounts, Derek Zumbro chronicles this key military campaign from a unique and fresh perspective—that of the defeated German soldiers and civilians caught in the final maelstrom of the war's western front.

Best known for his translation of In Deadly Combat, the bestselling World War II memoir, Zumbro chronicles the relentless assault on the Ruhr Pocket through German eyes, as the Allied juggernaut battered the region's cities, villages, and homes into submission. He tells of children pressed into service by a desperate Nazi regime-and of even more desperate parents trying to save their sons from sacrifice at the eleventh hour. He also tells of unspeakable conditions suffered by foreign laborers, POWs, and political opponents in the Ruhr Valley and of the mass graves that gave Allied soldiers a grisly new understanding of their enemy.

Zumbro also recounts the story of Field Marshal Walter Model's final hours. His eventual suicide effectively ended the existence of the Wehrmacht's once-formidable Army Group B after being pursued, methodically encircled, and finally destroyed by U.S. and British forces. Through interviews with surviving members of Model's former staff, Zumbro has uncovered the attitudes-and harrowing experiences-of beleaguered officers that official records could never convey.

Other interviews with former soldiers reveal the extent to which Allied bombing contributed to the rapid deterioration of German combat effectiveness and tell of civilians begging soldiers to abandon the war. Zumbro's deep research reveals the identities of specific characters discussed in previous works but never identified, describes the final hours of German officers executed for the loss of the bridge at Remagen, and offers new insight into Model's acquiescence to Hitler in military affairs.

By taking us inside the first-hand experiences and memories of Germans from Reichsmarshals to Burgermeisters, Battle for the Ruhr gives a profound and harrowing ground-level view of the enormous destructive power of war.

Synopsis:

A richly detailed epic narrative that gives the perspective of the German officers, soldiers, and civilians trapped in one of the bloodiest battles toward the end of World War II, ultimately leading to the massacre of 350,000 German troops. Shows what it looked, felt, and sounded like for the German troops encircled by the Allied juggernaut in the west as the dealt with Hitler's increasingly surreal commands to stand and fight to the last man.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Retreat to the Reich

2. Destroying the Ruhr

3. Into the Rhineland

4. Crossing at Remagen

5. Crossing at Wesel

6. Operation Varsity

7. Breakout toward the East

8. Closing the Pocket

9. Sealing the Trap

10. Death in the Eggegeberg

11. Reducing the Pocket

12. Total Collapse

13. Disintegration

14. Defeat and Occupation

Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780700614905
Author:
Zumbro, Derek S.
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Ruhr Pocket, Battle of the, Germany, 1945
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Modern War Studies
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9.26x6.38x1.53 in. 1.79 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A richly detailed epic narrative that gives the perspective of the German officers, soldiers, and civilians trapped in one of the bloodiest battles toward the end of World War II, ultimately leading to the massacre of 350,000 German troops. Shows what it looked, felt, and sounded like for the German troops encircled by the Allied juggernaut in the west as the dealt with Hitler's increasingly surreal commands to stand and fight to the last man.
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