BRITISH ARMY OF THE RHINE BATTLEFIELD TOUR : OPERATION PLUNDER, OPERATIONS OF 12 BRITISH CORPS CROSSING THE RIVER RHINE, ON 23, 24 AND 25 MARCH 1945. SPECTATOR'S EDITION.

British Army of the Rhine.


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HQ British Army of the Rhine, Germany, FIRST EDITION, December 1947. Xii + 92 pp., + 11 photo-plates, 17 large coloured & folding maps bound in + 1 air photo in rear pocket + 2 folding diagrams. Original blue cloth ; gilt ; 34 x 21cm. 1 map lacking from rear pocket ; binding little pulled after first leaf ; some light marking to front cover o/w V.G. Headquarters, British Army of the Rhine, compiled Battlefield Tours during 1947 covering operations in the Campaign in North-West Europe (June 1944 ' May 1945). This volume describes the operations of 12 British Corps of Second British Army crossing the River Rhine on 23, 24 and 25 March 1945, known as Operation Plunder. It is especially concerned with the part played by 15 (Scottish) Division in these operations on 24 and 25 March, and the Air Operations connected therewith. Battlefield Tours of Operations Veritable, Plunder and Varsity were prepared to provide material for the study of operations of a different character and under different conditions from the Normandy battles which were the subject of the British Army of the Rhine Battlefield Tour in June 1947. Operations Plunder and Varsity are complementary to each other and should ideally be studied together. They include the personal accounts of Army and Royal Air Force officers who took part in Operations Plunder and Varsity. These personal accounts introduce, as far as this is possible, the atmosphere of war. This is the Spectator's Edition, bound in blue cloth of which only 550 copies were ever printed. No more than 150 other copies were printed for the Directing Staff Edition (See Item No. 280 above) This Restricted First Edition contains seventeen large, folding and coloured maps two folding diagrams and one air photo. Very SCARCE.


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