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1st Edition

The History of the French First Army

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ISBN 9781032107530
April 15, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
534 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1952, gives a detailed first-hand account by its commanding officer of the French First Army, from its successful landings in the South of France through its liberation of Marseilles and breakout across the Rhine and victory beyond the Danube. It is a remarkable campaign, overshadowed by the armies of the British and Americans in Northern Europe, and detailed here with precision and passion by one of France’s leading military minds.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Armed Vigil  1. The Weapon is Forged  2. ‘Brassard’  3. ‘Anvil-Dragoon’  Part 2. From the Mediterranean to the Vosges  4. Rendezvous with France  5. Victory in Provence  6. Pursuit to the Vosges  Part 3. The Harsh Autumn Sowing  7. The Amalgamation  8. The Battle of the Vosges  Part 4. The Liberation of Alsace  9. First to the Rhine  10. The Colmar Pocket and the Operations of December 1944  11. Strasbourg Saved  12. The Victory of Colmar  Part 5. Rhine and Danube  13. The Entry into Germany  14. The French First Army Crosses the Rhine  15. The Dislocation of the German Defence and the Freudenstadt Manoeuvre  16. Annihilation in Four Instalments  17. Victory in Berlin

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