Skip to content
12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
Shop Our Categories
Search the store:
Shopping and More information
Who We Are
How To Find Us
Keep in Touch!
Rosie The Riveter
More About the Museum
Herrlisheim and other Diorama's
School Tours and Distance Learning
Other Links We Like
12th Armored Division Museum
Eisenhower's Thorn on the Rhine: The Battles for the Colmar Pocket, 1944–45 By Nathan Perfer
Quantity in Stock:2
By the fall of 1944 the Western Allies appeared to be having it all their own way. The summer’s Normandy invasion had finally succeeded and the Germans had been driven out of northern France and most of the Low Countries. In September the invasion of France’s southern coast had met less opposition and Allied divisions had begun lining up along the Rhine.
But while the Americans were about to meet a nasty surprise in the Ardennes, the Germans never did let go of the province of Alsace, and in a hard pocket around the city of Colmar continued to resist. On New Year’s Eve they launched a counteroffensive, Operation Northwind, that nearly put Allied forces back on their heels. While the Allies were eventually able to take care of their Ardennes problem the Colmar one still remained. On January 12, 1945, Eisenhower could only tell George Marshall, “It is a very bad thorn in our side today."
Little Wolf At Leyte
The Story of WWII - A coloring book
Gated Grief: The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator Discovers a Legacy of Trauma
The Last Battle By Stephen Harding
Sale Price: $7.00
Plagues of the Soul: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Max Glauben
The Window at St. Catherine's By John Dobbertin, Jr.
Honoring Sgt. Carter
Share your knowledge of this product.
Be the first to write a review »