Those Who Hold Bastogne: The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge by Peter Schrijvers

Those Who Hold Bastogne: The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge

byPeter Schrijvers

Kobo ebook | June 18, 2019

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Tot dusver het die lewe nog geen droomsterre vir die sensitiewe Ilse Rademeyer laat verskiet nie. Sy is op eenjarige ouderdom verlam weens ’n motorongeluk waarin haar ma sterf. Haar pa is ’n briljante wetenskaplike wat in sy eie afgeslote wêreld leef, en haar stiefbroer, Mynhardt, is ’n losbol en ’n rokjagter . . . Toe Markus Rademeyer op sy sterfbed lê, skroei die skuldgevoelens deur sy hart. Wat gaan van sy verlamde dogter word? Want Mynhardt, sy stiefseun, het so ’n reusebedrag geld by hom geleen dat daar geen sprake is van ’n goeie erfporsie aan Ilse nie. Maar dan bedink hy ’n oplossing. Nóg Ilse nóg Mynhardt sou ooit uit hul eie tot iets so waansinnigs ingestem het, maar diep in sy hart weet hy dit is die regte besluit . . . Danksy haar vader se testament word Ilse verplig om langs vele kronkelpaaie te reis voor sy die eindpunt van die lang, duister tonnel kan bereik en haar droomster kan gryp. Gelukkig ken die liefde sy eie tyd.

Title:Those Who Hold Bastogne: The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Bat...Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 18, 2019Publisher:Yale University Press (Ignition)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:005768121X

ISBN - 13:9780057681216

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The acclaimed World War II historian delivers “a panoramic and compelling boots-on-the-ground illumination of one of the Bulge’s most epic battles” (Patrick K. O’Donnell, author of Washington’s Immortals). Hitler’s last gamble, the Battle of the Bulge, was intended to push the Allied invaders of Normandy all the way back to the beaches. The plan nearly succeeded, and almost certainly would have, were it not for one small Belgian town and its tenacious American defenders who held back a tenfold larger German force while awaiting the arrival of Gen. George Patton’s mighty Third Army. In this dramatic account of the 1944–45 winter of war in Bastogne, historian Peter Schrijvers offers the first full story of the German assault on the strategically located town. From the December stampede of American and Panzer divisions racing to reach Bastogne first, through the bloody eight-day siege from land and air, and through three more weeks of unrelenting fighting even after the siege was broken, events at Bastogne hastened the long-awaited end of WWII. Schrijvers draws on diaries, memoirs, and other fresh sources to illuminate the experiences not only of Bastogne’s three thousand citizens and their American defenders, but also of German soldiers and commanders desperate for victory. The costs of war are revealed, uncovered in the stories of those who perished and those who emerged from battle to find the world forever changed. “A fast-paced story . . . Schrijvers does an admirable job of weaving personal accounts into the larger picture of Bastogne’s horrors.” —The Wall Street Journal “Pulse-pounding . . . The first thorough treatment of the famous battle for Bastogne.” —John C. McManus, author of Fire and Fortitude