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Video: Author Stephen Harding on ‘The Last Battle’ Rescue Mission

2/2/2016 • Interviews, Videos

(Img: Jerry Hutberg/U.S. Army/National Archives) The Last Battle, written by Stephen Harding, details a rescue mission in an Austrian castle, Itter, on May 4th and 5th of 1945. The mission, undertaken by both German and American soldiers, aimed to rescue political prisoners in danger of being executed by the Waffen-SS.

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