The Battle of the Bulge - the First Eight Days (US Forces in Combat 1941-1945)
This is the fascinating account, as recorded from the US perspective, of the bitter fighting during the eight days and nights of encirclement at Bastogne. First published in the pages of the Infantry Journal in 1946, this contemporary account by S.L.A. Marshall was rescued from obscurity by the US Army’s Center Of Military History and is now appearing in e-book form for the first time.
There are few better or more authoritative accounts of the struggle as seen through the eyes of the American soldiers who stood fast at Bastogne. Sent to rest and recuperate, the weary paratroopers and GIs found themselves in the middle of a siege while all hell let loose around them. This is the definitive overview of their conflict as recounted in the year following the battle. This masterful overview is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the Battle of the Bulge.
Fully illustrated with maps, contemporary photographs and illustrations.
- Author: S.L.A. Marshall
- Publication Date: 2011-10-06
- Publisher: Coda Books Ltd
- Product Group: eBooks
- Manufacturer: Coda Books Ltd
- Binding: Kindle Edition, 264 pages
- ASIN: B005TKBTVK
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