This revised and up to date version of the vintage chilly battle novel crew Yankee reminds us once more may have happened had the us and its Allies taken at the Russians in Europe, had cooler geopolitical heads no longer prevailed.
For forty five years after international battle II, East and West stood on the point of battle. whilst Nazi Germany was once destroyed, it was once obtrusive that Russian tank armies had turn into splendid in Europe, yet simply in counterpart to US air energy. In 1945 US and united kingdom bombers despatched a sign to the advancing Russians at Dresden to watch out for what the Allies may perhaps do. Likewise whilst the Russians overran Berlin they despatched a sign to the Allies what their land armies may perhaps accomplish. fortunately the stressful standoff endured on each side of the Iron Curtain for almost part a century.
During these years, besides the fact that, the Allies beefed up their flooring power, whereas the Soviets elevated their air potential, while the recent jet and missile age all started (thanks a lot to captured German scientists on either sides). the focus of clash remained in significant Germany―specifically the flat plains of the Fulda Gap―through which the Russians may pour the entire option to the Channel if the Allies proved unprepared (or not able) to prevent them.
Team Yankee posits a clash that by no means occurred, yet which rather well may need, and for which either side ready for many years. This former manhattan occasions bestseller via Harold Coyle, now revised and increased, offers a glimpse of what it is going to were like for the Allied infantrymen who may have needed to meet a constant onslaught of Soviet and Warsaw Pact divisions.
It takes the view of a US tank commander, who's drastically outnumbered in the course of the preliminary onslaught, because the Russians pull out the entire playing cards discovered of their profitable conflict opposed to Germany. interim Western Europe has to invest in the back of its skinny reveal of armor no matter if the hot international can once more gather its major forces―or willpower―to rescue the bastions of democracy in time.