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War in Europe comes alive in 'Guns at Last Light'

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"The Guns at Last Light" by Rick Atkinson

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Fruitless combat in places like Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan can evoke a wistfulness for World War II. The Western European phase of America's war against the Nazis lasted a mere 11 months, but the dramatic events, the leading figures and the carnage dwarf anything that our military has seen since. That epic campaign comes alive in "The Guns at Last Light," the third volume of Rick Atkinson's magisterial "Liberation Trilogy."
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