Item description for PATHS OF DEATH AND GLORY: The Last Days of the Third Reich, January - May 1945 (West Wall Series) by Charles Whiting...
On 4 January 1945, General 'Blood and Guts' Patton confided gloomily to his diary, 'We can still lose this war'.
The Germans were attacking in Eastern France, Luxembourg and Belgium. General Eisenhower's allied armies had lost over 300,000 men in battle (with a similar number of non-battle casualties) and they were still in the same positions they had first captured three months before. Would the German will to resist never be broken? Veteran military historian Charles Whiting has assembled the fighting men's individual stories. From material such as interviews and battalion journals he has built up an authentic picture of the Allied fighting man, so that the reader sees and feels what it was actually like to be there.
Whiting vividly conveys the experiences and responses of the ordinary soldier who knew that for some of his comrades the paths that would lead to glory could also lead to death
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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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A sharp, no-nonsense and utterly absorbing account Dec 8, 2003
Veteran combat soldier and military historian Charles Whiting has painstakingly researched and deftly written, Paths Of Death & Glory: The Last Days Of The Third Reich, a military history which draws from interviews, battalion journals, and the experiences of ordinary soldiers to provide today's reader with a vivid and accurate picture of the closing days of the World War II's European Theatre. A sharp, no-nonsense and utterly absorbing account, Paths Of Death & Glory is the tenth volume of Casemate's "The West Wall Series" and a welcome addition to personal, academic, and community library World War II Military collections.