The Last Battle
When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe
May 1945. Hitler is dead, and the Third Reich is little morethan smoking rubble. No GI wants to be the last man killed in action againstthe Nazis. But for cigar-chewing, rough-talking, hard-drinking, hard-chargingCaptain Jack Lee and his men, there is one more mission: rescue fourteenprominent French prisoners held in an SS-guarded castle high in the AustrianAlps. It’s a dangerous mission, but Lee has help from a decorated GermanWehrmacht officer and his men, who voluntarily join the fight.
Based on personal memoirs, author interviews, andofficial American, German, and French histories, The Last Battle is thenearly unbelievable story of the most improbable battle of World War II—a taleof unlikely allies, bravery, cowardice, and desperate combat between implacableenemies.
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