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The guns at last light : the war in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (Liberation trilogy v. 3.)

by Atkinson, Rick.

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Liberation trilogy ; v. 3.


Tells the dramatic story of the titanic battle for Western Europe from D-Day to the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich. Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Invasion. The far shore ; First tide ; Hell's Beach ; A conqueror's paradise
  • Lodgement. "This long thin line of personal anguish" ; A gunman's world ; Terror is broken by terror ; How easy it is to make a ghost
  • Liberation. A monstrous blood-mill ; The bright day grew dark ; Ministers of thy chastisement ; The loveliest story of our time
  • Pursuit. "The huntsman is hungry" ; The Avenue of Stenches ; "Harden the heart and let fly"
  • Against the West Wall. "Five barley loaves and three small fishes" ; Every village a fortress ; A market and a garden ; The arrow that flieth by day
  • The implicated woods. Charlemagne's tomb ; "Do not let us pretend we are all right" ; The worst place of any
  • The flutter of wings. A town too small for the tragedy ; Faith in a friendly universe ; To the land of doom ; "Providence decrees and we must obey"
  • A winter shadow. "We are all so human that it is pitiful" ; Staking everything on one card ; The light line ; "Go easy, boys. There's danger ahead"
  • The Bulge. A rendezvous in some flaming town ; "Why are you not packing?" ; War in the raw ; Glory has its price ; The agony grapevine
  • Argonauts. Citizens of the world ; A fateful conference ; "Only are eyes are alive"
  • Crossings. The inner door to Germany ; Two if by sea ; "The enemy has reason to fear him" ; Lovers' quarrels are a part of love
  • Victory. Mark of the Beast ; Dragon country ; "God, where are You?" ; A great silence.