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2nd Armored Division - 'Hell on Wheels'

2nd Armored Division - 'Hell on Wheels'
Author: Steven Smith
Publish Year: 2003
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7.5x10x.5"
Restockable: No
Type: Hardcover

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The 2nd Armored division, nicknamed 'Hell on Wheels', fought with distinction in World War II and was the first US division to reach the Elbe and to enter Berlin. Elements of 2nd Armored first saw action in North Africa, landing at Casablanca on 8 November 1942, but the division as a whole did not enter combat until the invasion of Sicily. After this it trained in England for the invasion of Normandy, landing on D+3 and going into action near Carentan; it would go on to play a significant role in the Falaise Gap battles, subsequently racing across France, through Belgium and into Germany.