The Last Battle by Stephen Harding
When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe

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Of particular interest to both the casual reader and those whose lives are consumed by their obsession with the Second World War are the little vignettes in Mr. Harding’s narrative describing the personal interaction between enemies...
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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.
 

About Stephen Harding

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As a journalist specializing in military affairs, Stephen Harding has reported from Northern Ireland, Bosnia, and Iraq. Currently senior editor at Military History magazine, he lives in Virginia.
 
Published May 7, 2013 by Da Capo Press. 258 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Thomas E. Nutter on Apr 23 2013

Of particular interest to both the casual reader and those whose lives are consumed by their obsession with the Second World War are the little vignettes in Mr. Harding’s narrative describing the personal interaction between enemies...

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