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The Victors follows the momentous events of the war from D-Day, 6 June, 1944 through to the final days when the Allied soldiers pushed the German troops out of France, chased them across Germany, and, on 7 May, 1945, destroyed the Nazi regime.
At the centre of this epic drama are the citizen soldiers, the boys who became men as they fought, proving eventually unbeatable.
Drawing from his extensive research for his previous bestselling books on the conflict, Ambrose creates one of the most exciting single-volume histories of the Second World War ever written. The Victors is a compelling celebration of military genius and heroism, and of camaraderie and courage.
About the Author
Stephen E. Ambrose, leading World War II historian, was the author of numerous books on history including the Number 1 best-selling Band of Brother, D-Day (on which Saving Private Ryan was based) Pegasus Bridge and Wild Blue. He is founder of the Eisenhower Center and the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. He died in 2002.
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This is a fascinating insight into the US Army in Europe from D Day to VE Day from the soldiers point of view. It does not show the US Army commanders in a good light in their WWI attitude to using their soldiers as cannon fodder and poorly organising and training recruits that were thrown into combat.
For exemple, 30,000 US soldiers suffered from frostbite in the winter of 1944 because they were not suplied with winter clothes.
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Hinkler Book Distributors
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 12.8 x 12.9