Watch on the Rhine

Watch on the Rhine

(Die Wacht Am Rhein)

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
With his store of experienced military personnel at a dangerously low level and confronting a crisis following the destruction of Northern Virginia, the Chancellor of Germany is forced to call on the remnants of the brutal Waffen SS to boost his power.

Blackwell North Amer
The invaders are coming - the Posleen, a seemingly unstoppable alien horde who have conquered one star system after another, literally feeding on their conquests. Earth's dubious allies, the Darhel, have given the humans a number of highly advanced technological devices, including a process for rejuvenating the aged, including trained and proven soldiers who otherwise would be too old to fight. Rejuvenation may give a critical edge, since to survive, the Earth must use every resource at hand.
In the dark days after the initial Posleen attack, but before the primary invasion, the Chancellor of Germany faces a critical decision. Over the years, with military cutbacks, the store of experienced military personnel had simply dwindled. After the destruction of Northern Virginia, he realized that it was necessary to tap the one group he had sworn never, ever, to recall: the few remaining survivors of the Waffen SS. Has he made the devil's bargain, or is this a chance for the reviled SS at last to fight the good fight? And, perhaps, gain redemption...?

Baker
& Taylor

With his store of experienced military personnel at a low level and confronting a crisis following the destruction of Northern Virginia, the Chancellor of Germany is forced to call on the remnants of the brutal Waffen SS to boost his power.

Simon and Schuster

In the dark days after the events in the book Gust Front, but before the primary invasion, the Chancellor of Germany faces a critical decision. Over the years, with military cutbacks, the store of experienced military personnel had simply dwindled. After the destruction of Northern Virginia, he realized that it was necessary to tap the one group he had sworn never, ever, to recall: the few remaining survivors of the Waffen SS. Watch On the Rhine is perhaps the most unbiased, and brutal, look at the inner workings of the Waffen SS in history. Meticulously researched, it explores all that was good, and evil, about the most infamous military force in history using the backdrop of the Posleen invasion as a canvas.



Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780743499187
0743499182
Branch Call Number: SF Ringo, J 100.7 2005
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Kratman, Tom

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Taipan1956
Jun 28, 2014

The best of the Posleen invasion series. Stands on its own by supplying just enough background that even if one hasn't read any of the previous books in the series (the only John Ringo series worth reading) it's still understandable and very enjoyable.

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