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Colossal Cracks: Montgomery's 21st Army Group in Northwest Europe, 1944-45 (Stackpole Military History)

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A reinterpretation of the British Army's conduct in the crucial 1944-45 Northwest Europe campaign, this work examines the "Colossal Cracks" operational technique employed by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery's Anglo-Canadian 21st Army Group. Rooted in concerns about morale and casualties, "Colossal Cracks" was a cautious, firepower-laden approach that involved the concentration of massive force at points of German weakness. Hart argues that Montgomery and his two senior subordinates handled this formation more effectively than some scholars have suggested and that "Colossal Cracks" represented the most appropriate weapon the British Army could develop under the circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811733830
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Subject:
Military - World War II
Author:
Hart, S.
Author:
Hart, Stephen Ashley
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Campaigns
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
Subject:
Montgomery of alamein, bernard law montgomery
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Series:
Stackpole Military History
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.94x6.20x.64 in. .88 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Europe » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

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