For nearly 40 years, since the immediate aftermath of Allied victory in May 1945, the Brit. Army of the Rhine (BAOR) formed a major pillar of the NATO defenses facing the Warsaw Pact. With a peak strength of 60,000 men in 4 armored & mechanized Divisions, BAOR represented the greater part of the British Army's heavy war-fighting capacity; & Territorials frequently transferred to West Germany to play their part in NATO exercises. Now, the British Army is reshaping its capability in Europe. As BAOR gives place to the new British-led Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, this book in 120 color photos, records the last days of this historic Army, its units, men & equipment.