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Operation Plunder, Rhine Crossing

Tim Saunders

Operation Plunder, Rhine Crossing

the British and Canadian operations

by Tim Saunders

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Published by Pen & Sword in Barnsley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Rhine River.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTim Saunders.
    SeriesBattleground Europe
    The Physical Object
    Pagination253 p. :
    Number of Pages253
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22744825M
    ISBN 101844152219
    ISBN 109781844152216

      Operation Plunder: How 1 Hellish Battle Slowed The Allies' Capture Of Nazi Germany as a preliminary to crossing the Rhine and engaging the enemy in mobile war to the north of the Ruhr.


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