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First across the Rhine

the 291st Engineer Combat Battalion in France, Belgium, and Germany

by David E. Pergrin

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  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Atheneum in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Western Front.,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Pergrin, David E,
    • United States. Army. Engineer Combat Battalion, 291st -- History,
    • United States. Army -- Biography,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American,
    • Soldiers -- United States -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDavid E. Pergrin, with Eric Hammel.
      GenreBiography.
      ContributionsHammel, Eric M.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD756 .P47 1989
      The Physical Object
      Pagination337 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages337
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2182494M
      ISBN 100689120338
      LC Control Number89000185

        The book says, two tanks of Co. B, th Tank Battalion and two TD's from the 2nd platoon(?) of Co. C were the first armor working with the 87th to cross the Rhine. But, the book says, immediately after the preceding entry, that Co. B crossed the . Download file to see previous pages A lot of action-packed, tactical, militarily strategic, and heroic stories fill war movies. Rarely are the actual tasks and skills of non-combatants were featured. This paper will try to present the roles of engineers and their team during the war using mainly the book by Col David E. Pergin and war writer Eric Hammel () First Across the Rhine: The st.

        Constructing a metre pontoon bridge in 32 hours would by unthinkable in peacetime. That it was achieved under heavy fire across the fast flowing Rhine was close to miraculous. War brings out the worst in men but it can also bring out their best. Some of the exploits of Colonel Pergrin’s battalion were very much of the latter kind.   Rhine River, river and waterway of western Europe, culturally and historically one of the great rivers of the continent and among the most important arteries of industrial transport in the world. It flows from two small headways in the Alps of east-central Switzerland north and west to the North Sea, into which it drains through the Netherlands.

        The book follows the action from the French beaches to the Vosges Mountains, where the first Allied penetration along the entire Western front reached the Rhine River. First to the Rhine covers the vicious fighting during the German Nordwind counteroffensive in January and the French-American offensive to clear the Colmar : It was decided, in order to impress the Germans and the Roman people, that bridging the Rhine would have the most significant effect. By June of 56 BC, Caesar became the first Roman to cross the Rhine into Germanic territory. In so doing, an enormous wooden bridge was built in only 10 days, stretching over feet across the great river.


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I read this book thinking it would give me insight into the area I'll be visiting on my Rhine River cruise, but I didn't find a lot of value in that regard. Still, First Across the Rhine was an interesting story of the Army Engineering Corps who were the tip of the spear in pushing back the Germans after the Battle of /5.

First Across the Rhine is a thrilling, page-turning account of a small number of brave individuals who, through sheer guts and determination, did as much as any other American unit to win the war.

A definite must-read.”5/5(1). The 5 th Infantry Division was the first division to cross the Rhine River. On the night of March 22 ndthey crossed the river and within 24 hours the whole division was across. They managed to establish a six-mile deep bridgehead and capture demoralized German troops.

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First Army had advanced unexpectedly quickly towards the Rhine. They were very surprised to see one of the last bridges across the Rhine still on: Remagen, Rhine Province, Germany. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

First Across the Rhine by Col David E Pergrin, FebruBallantine Books edition, Mass Market Paperback in English. The Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine, also known as the Siegfried Line campaign, was a phase in the Western European campaign of World War II.

This phase spans from the end of the Battle of Normandy, or Operation Overlord, (25 August ) incorporating the German winter counter-offensive through the Ardennes (commonly known as the Battle of the Bulge) and Operation Nordwind (in Location: Along and around the Siegfried Line, (France.

Caesar's bridges across the Rhine, the first two bridges to cross the Rhine River on record, were built by Julius Caesar and his legionaries during the Gallic War in 55 BC and 53 BC.

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