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The last battle : when US and German soldiers joined forces in the waning hours of World War II in Europe / Stephen Harding.

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  • ISBN: 9781481597432 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1481597434 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 12 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Joe Barrett.
Summary, etc.:
May 1945. Hitler is dead, and the Third Reich is little more than smoking rubble. No GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. But for cigar-chewing, rough-talking, hard-drinking, hard-charging Captain Jack Lee and his men, there is one more mission: rescue fourteen prominent French prisoners held in an SS-guarded castle high in the Austrian Alps. It's a dangerous mission, but Lee has help from a decorated German Wehrmacht officer and his men, who voluntarily join the fight. Based on personal memoirs, author interviews, and official American, German, and French histories, The Last Battle is the nearly unbelievable story of the most improbable battle of World War II-a tale of unlikely allies, bravery, cowardice, and desperate combat between implacable enemies.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Austria > Tyrol.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, German.
Prisoners of war > Austria > Itter > History > 20th century.
Prisoners of war > France > History > 20th century.

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