No Triumphant Procession: The Forgotten Battles of April 1945 - John Russell with R. de NormannArms & Armour Press, 1994, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is pulled slightly at the foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: “APRIL 1945: with World War Two in its final stages, for many the war was already over. But for the British Second Army, the fighting continued .
This book tells the story of those last weeks of war, of battles that history has all but forgotten — a series of fierce and bitter actions, as the British Second Army advanced from the Rhine to the River Aller in April 1945.
These were in fact the last battles involving any recognisable German formation, yet they were fought with an astonishing ferocity that led to a severe number of casualties. The campaign is described in detail from the viewpoint both of the British, advancing to victory, and the Germans, whose country lay in ruins about them. As well as these encounters on the battlefield, the author covers the condition, disposition and organization of each army at this late stage in the war, including contemporary personal accounts of those involved in the fighting.
John Russell has studied this period closely, and his extensive research has brought to light battles and experiences that at the time were given scant attention by the press and overshadowed by ‘other events. For military and general historians, serving officers and veterans, students of military strategy and war-gamers, this book will be essential and stimulating reading.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages.