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Bounce the Rhine covers the British army's push for the Rhine and the total allied effort in breaching this last natural defensive feature on the western side of Germany. Told with Charles Whiting's usual panache, the book explains the enormity of the problem of crossing the Rhine and how this was achieved.
Charles Whiting is one of the most distinguished and prolific authors on World War II, with over 250 books to his credit. As someone who saw action in the west during the War, he is able to write with insight, and authority.
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Charles Whiting, a premier historian of World War II, served with a reconnaissance outfit in the war. He is the author of several bestselling books, including ""Patton, The Last Assault ""and ""Death on a Distant Frontier. ""He currently lives in York, England.
Charles Whiting lived in York. Charles Whiting was born in 1926 and died in 2007.
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The bloody crossing of the Rhine River. Nov 27, 2004
Whiting's books are good reads, even though he has written so many of them. This is a book which describes the rivalry of the Allies in breaking the final barrier into the Thousand Year Reich. By crossing the Rhine, Germany was exposed to the military spearheads of the Western Allies into the very heart of the Nazi Empire. Competition was between the English, Americans, Canadians, and the French. Whiting paints a poor portrait of Montgomery and his competitors of Patton, Bradley, and Hodges. The American generals are shown as disregarding the orders of the Supreme Commander in order to sabotage the reputation of the "Old Fart" Montgomery. In the end, Montgomery came in third for the race of bouncing the Rhine. Hodges and Bradley beat him in crossing the Rhine. Despite all this, thousands of lives were spent in competition between the Allied Generals. Whiting does an adequate job of describing the various battles before and after the crossings. This is the fourth book I have read from Whiting and I believe his books inspire a good interest in World War II.