This revised and up-to-date variation of the vintage chilly battle novel group Yankee reminds us once more may have happened had the U.S. and its Allies taken at the Russians in Europe, had cooler geopolitical heads now not prevailed.
For forty five years after global struggle II, East and West stood on the point of warfare. whilst Nazi Germany was once destroyed, it was once glaring that Russian tank armies had turn into ultimate in Europe, yet merely in counterpart to US air strength. In 1945 US and united kingdom bombers despatched a sign to the advancing Russians at Dresden to watch out for what the Allies might do. Likewise while 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, even though, the Allies beefed up their flooring strength, whereas the Soviets elevated their air strength, whilst the recent jet and missile age started (thanks a lot to captured German scientists on either sides). the point of interest of clash remained in primary Germany―specifically the flat plains of the Fulda Gap―through which the Russians may possibly pour all of the solution to the Channel if the Allies proved unprepared (or not able) to forestall them.
Team Yankee posits a clash that by no means occurred, yet which rather well may have, and for which each side ready for many years. This former long island instances bestseller through Harold Coyle, now revised and accelerated, offers a glimpse of what it'll were like for the Allied infantrymen who may have needed to meet a continuing onslaught of Soviet and Warsaw Pact divisions.
It takes the view of a US tank commander, who's significantly outnumbered in the course of the preliminary onslaught, because the Russians pull out all of the playing cards discovered of their winning struggle opposed to Germany. interim Western Europe has to take a position in the back of its skinny monitor of armor no matter if the recent international can once more gather its major forces―or willpower―to rescue the bastions of democracy in time.