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War Stories of the Battle of the Bulge

by Michael Green

MBI Publishing Company | June 4, 2013 | Hardcover

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The powerful German counteroffensive operation codenamed "Wacht am Rhein" (Watch on the Rhine) launched against the American First Army in the early morning hours of December 16, 1944, would result in the greatest single extended land battle of World War II. To most Americans, the fierce series of battles fought in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium and Luxembourg that winter is better known as the Battle of the Bulge. Here are the first-person stories of the American soldiers who repelled the powerful German onslaught that had threatened to turn the tide of battle in Western Europe during World War II.<_o3a_p>

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.19 in

Published: June 4, 2013

Publisher: MBI Publishing Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760336679

ISBN - 13: 9780760336670

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War Stories of the Battle of the Bulge

by Michael Green

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.19 in

Published: June 4, 2013

Publisher: MBI Publishing Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760336679

ISBN - 13: 9780760336670

About the Book

The powerful German counteroffensive operation codenamed "Wacht am Rhein" (Watch on the Rhine) launched against the American First Army in the early morning hours of December 16, 1944, would result in the greatest single extended land battle of World War II. To most Americans, the fierce series of battles fought in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium and Luxembourg that winter is better known as the Battle of the Bulge. Here are the first-person stories of the American soldiers who repelled the powerful German onslaught that had threatened to turn the tide of battle in Western Europe during World War II.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction

Chapter One: The Germans Attack

Chapter Two: The Americans React

Chapter Three: Christmas in the Ardennes

Chapter Four: Closing the Bulge

Index

From the Publisher

The powerful German counteroffensive operation codenamed "Wacht am Rhein" (Watch on the Rhine) launched against the American First Army in the early morning hours of December 16, 1944, would result in the greatest single extended land battle of World War II. To most Americans, the fierce series of battles fought in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium and Luxembourg that winter is better known as the Battle of the Bulge. Here are the first-person stories of the American soldiers who repelled the powerful German onslaught that had threatened to turn the tide of battle in Western Europe during World War II.<_o3a_p>

From the Jacket

These are the stories of the desperate land battle
that made the American GI an enduring World War II icon.

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That night, what seemed like an entire German battalion hit our positions. Our entire line opened up in continuous fire until we were down to a few clips. . . . I was reloading the bazooka when I thought someone had hit me in the face. When my ear started bleeding, I realized that I had been hit by shrapnel.

The next day we were ordered to move out. . . . The field in front of us was filled with the frozen bodies of dead and dying Germans. On the way out they mortared our positions. I hit the snow and heard a thump. I closed my eyes and figured, Stein, you&rsquo;ve had it. . . . I looked to my left and saw a dud mortar round about three feet away from my head.

&mdash;Allan H. Stein, F Company,
508th Parachute Infantry Regiment,
82nd Airborne Division

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In the middle of this terrifying battle I heard a voice inside my head say, &ldquo;squeeze the trigger.&rdquo; I took careful aim at one of the charging Germans through my gun sight, and squeezed the trigger. He flung his arms up over his head and fell down dead, shot through the head. I felt a sensation surge through my whole body. . . . I was alive, and for the first time I felt that I had a chance to come out of this battle.

&mdash;Harry F. Martin Jr., L Company,

424th Infantry Regiment,

106th Infantry Division

About the Author

Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer who specializes in military, transportation, and law enforcement subjects, with more than eighty books to his credit. In addition, he has written numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines.<_o3a_p>

James D. Brown served twenty years in the U.S. Army as an armor officer, with a secondary specialty in research and development. His active-duty service included a four-year tour as an assistant professor of engineering at the <_st13a_place><_st13a_placename>United States <_st13a_placename>Military <_st13a_placetype>Academy, where he taught combat vehicle design and automotive engineering.<_o3a_p>

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