Two months after D-Day, the Allies unleashed the second invasion of France, achieving a major breakthrough on the French Riviera. Linking up with Patton's Third Army, these troops stood firm against the Germans' final big attack in the west: Operation Nordwind in January 1945. Telling the story of this difficult yet comparatively unknown campaign, Simon Forty explains how it fits within the larger context of the Allied endgame, and in this profusely illustrated history, he explains how this Southern assault indeed made continued advances in Northern France possible.
From The Riviera To The Rhine: US Sixth Army Group, August 1944-February 1945
Author: Simon Forty.