Siegfried: The Nazis' Last Stand
- Author: Charles Whiting
- Publisher: COOPER SQUARE PUBLISHERS INC
- Published: December 2001
- ISBN-10: 0815411669
- ISBN-13: 9780815411666
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 1982
- Subject: HISTORY / Military / World War II
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The Siegfried Line or the West Wall, as the Germans called it, enabled the Wehrmacht to prolong the war for six months and even to mount the Ardennes Offensive (Battle of the Bulge) from behind its cover. The author was there at the time, at the sharp end, and in this masterful history recounts a crucial and compelling campaign. Notes & Sources, Bibliography, Index. Illus., b&w photos. 268p.
The Siegfried Line was a three-mile stretch of bunkers, troop shelters, and other fortifications along Germany's western front. Allied forces made a push against it in 1944, finding part of it abandoned and other sections heavily protected, which resulted in some of the worst fighting of World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge. Historian Whiting describes the Allies' endeavors to break through the Siegfried Line and the Germans' attempts to defend it from September 1944 through March 1945. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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