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Voices of the Bulge : Untold Stories from Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge - Michael Collins

Voices of the Bulge

Untold Stories from Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge

Hardcover Published: 9th September 2011
ISBN: 9780760340332
Number Of Pages: 314

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The powerful German counteroffensive operation code-named "Wacht am Rhein" (Watch on the Rhine) launched 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 from December 1944 through January 1945 is better known as the Battle of the Bulge. Almost one million soldiers would eventually take part in the fighting. Different from other histories of the Bulge, this book tells the story of this crucial campaign with first-person stories taken from the author interviews of the American soldiers, both officers and enlisted personnel, who faced the massive German onslaught that threatened to turn the tide of battle in Western Europe and successfully repelled the attack with their courage and blood.

Also included are stories from German veterans of the battles, including SS soldiers, who were interviewed by the authors.

About the Authors

Michael Collins is a Public Historian who has been a historical interpreter and museum staffer for the New England Air Museum, the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, the Irish American Heritage Museum, and the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center among others. He lives in Hartford, CT.

Martin King is a British Military Historian/Lecturer who has guided many allied veterans and interviewed both German veterans and civilian witnesses in and around the WWII battlefields. He lives in Belguim where he researches and lectures on ETO battles as a consultant for the History Channel

Industry Reviews

Library JournalThis day-by-day account of the Battle of the Bulge takes the personal stories of servicemen to give a trench-level view of the combat. The book and companion DVD documentary are based on interviews conducted by filmmakers Collins and King, who provide some framing narrative and profiles of the prominent commanders of the battle. The bulk of the text is composed of the GIs' individual and unit stories. VERDICT: For those unfamiliar with the battle, this may not provide sufficient overall context, but for readers who know the battle history, and those--teens and adults alike--who enjoy works such as Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers, it is recommended.--Brian DeLuca, Enoch Pratt Free Lib., Baltimore WWII Historymagazine"What sets this oral history apart from the many others that have been published is that it is accompanied by a 47-minute DVD of the authors' documentary of the Battle of the Bulge...The authors have done an excellent job in describing the action."

List of Mapsp. vi
Prologuep. 1
Prefacep. 2
Acknowledgmentsp. 8
The Center of a Stormp. 10
16 December 1944
The Offensive and the Atrocitiesp. 45
17 December 1944
We're on the Movep. 77
18 December 1944
A Rock and a Hard Placep. 103
19 December 1944
Fighting Backp. 136
20 December 1944
Digging In and Holding Onp. 149
21 December 1944
Our Worst Enemyp. 169
22 December 1944
Siege, Relief, and Strifep. 179
23 December 1944
Christmas Eve on the Bulgep. 198
24 December 1944
Christmas Day on the Bulgep. 229
25 December 1944
Breakthroughp. 245
26 December 1944
It Isn't Over Yetp. 256
27 December 1944
The End Gamep. 268
28 December 1944-End of Jaunary 1945
Postscriptp. 301
Sourcesp. 304
Indexp. 305
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780760340332
ISBN-10: 0760340331
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 9th September 2011
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.9 x 23.5  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 1

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