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Buy As Gift. David E. Pergrin with Eric Hammel First Across the Rhine is the first-person narrative by the commander of the celebrated st Engineer Combat Battalion, one of the rough, hard-working U.
go to site Army engineer combat units that literally paved the way from Normandy to the Rhine and beyond. Landing in Normandy shortly after D-Day, the st quickly acquired a reputation as a can-do engineer unit. During the race across France and Belgium in the summer of , the st proved itself to be the U. Tough and confident, the st blew up bridge after vital bridge in the face of the German assault and thus denied Germany her victory in the West. Weeks later, the st was selected from among all U.
Army engineer combat battalions in Germany to throw the first bridge across the Rhine River in the face of enormous resistance. It thus opened the German heartland to the Allied juggernaut. Few American combat units have achieved the distinction and recognition accorded the st Engineer Combat Battalion.
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