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The Last Battle:

When US and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe

Paperback (256 pages), kindle, audiobook
Anti-Nazi German troops join forces with American soldiers to fight off a Waffen-SS Panzer division trying to recapture a castle fortress in the Austrian Alps where 14 VIP French prisoners had been held. It is the only time that American and German troops join forces in combat in World War II.

The Last Battle:

May 1945. Hitler is dead, and the Third Reich 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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