1945: A Novel by Robert Conroy

By Robert Conroy

The US has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
But Japan has in basic terms started to struggle. . . .

In 1945, background has reached a turning element. A poor new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no selection yet to give up. yet in its place, the unthinkable happens. With their kingdom burned and shattered, jap fans set in movement a frightening endgame--their target: to take the United States down with them.

In Robert Conroy's brilliantly imagined epic story of worldwide conflict II, Emperor Hirohito's capitulation is hijacked through extremists and a weary usa is compelled to invade Japan as a final step in a warfare that has already rate such a lot of lives. because the jap lash out with strategies that nobody has ever confronted before--from POWs used as human shields to a rain of kamikaze assaults that take out the highest-value objective within the Pacific command--the invasion's luck is all at once unsure. As America's streets erupt in rioting, heritage will activate the acts of some key avid gamers from the fiery entrance strains to the halls of Washington to the shadowy realm of espionage, whereas a mortally wounded enemy turns into the best probability of all.

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The determined defense by the regular infantry was a complete contrast to earlier fighting against the initial Scharnhorst Line where local territorial defense units were not so resolute. By now Gen Schack of the 81st Corps realized that the main US goal was to push through the Stolberg corridor, but the presence of the 1st Infantry Division on the doorstep of Aachen and the constant American shelling of the city suggested that the capture of the city was also an American objective. As a result, he kept Schwerin's 116th Panzer Division defending the city instead of attacking the flank of the American assault.

Since the 9th Infantry Division was spent, the corps boundaries were shifted, with Gerow's V Corps taking over the Hurtgen sector and substituting the 28th Division for the 9th Infantry Division. 49 GERMAN FORCES 275th Infantry Division A Infantry Regiment 983 B Infantry Regiment 984 C Infantry Regiment 985 89th Infantry Division o Grenadier Regiment 1055 01 I/Grenadier Regiment 1055 02 II/Grenadier Regiment 1055 03 III/Grenadier Regiment 1055 E Grenadier Regiment 1056 116th Panzer Division F Kampfgruppe Bayer G Panzer Aufklarungs Abteilung 16 H 2/Panzer Regiment 16 I 1/Panzer Regiment 24 J Panzergrenadier Regiment 60 K Panzergrenadier Regiment 156 Corps troops L Infantry Regiment 860 M Pioneer Battalion 233 N Heeres Pioneer Battalion 73 o Granatwerfer Battalion 628 EVENTS 1.

As a result, German defenses opposite the US 28th Division were heaviest along its northern shoulder. Two of the 275th Infantry Division's regiments were located there as well as a corps engineer battalion, working on the Wilde Sau ("Boar") minefield blocking Hiirtgen. The Germans were also concerned about the presence of dams in the Hurtgenwald linked to the Schwammenauel Reservoir, which controlled the water flow into the plains around Duren along the River Roer. Should the US Army advance over the Roer without first controlling the dams, the Wehrmacht could unleash the dams and flood the Roer plain.

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