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Summary

At last, here is a book that tells the full story of the turning point in World War II's Battle of the Bulge - the story of five crucial days in which small groups of American soldiers, some outnumbered 10 to 1, slowed the German advance and allowed the Belgian town of Bastogne to be reinforced. Alamo in the Ardennes provides a compelling, day-by-day account of this pivotal moment in America's greatest war.

©2007 John C. McManus (P)2017 Tantor

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"Will become one of the classics of the literature of World War II combat." (Thomas Fleming, author of The New Dealers' War)

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A rather unknown part of the battle of the bulge

The story is a rather unknown aspect of this famous battle and sheds some light as well on the battles that were fought in the second world War.

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Great balance of overall strategy and big picture overview but lots of added personal individual soldier memories which really add to the perspective. Well worth buying if your interested in the campaign right up to the attack on Bastogne ( which it does not cover, just the fighting before )

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  • Tamara
  • 21-02-17

devoted history lover

A must read for anyone looking for indepth info on the Battle of the Bulge . McManus tells their story with intensity and heart giving these men their deserved respect and appreciation so long overdue.

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  • Justine Desy
  • 20-07-18

hard to listen to this great story

loved the story but it was a struggle to listen the narrator. I was not able to finish the book.

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  • ryan j diamond
  • 08-06-18

Incredible!

A very unknown part if the Bulge story, especially the first days is told surprisingly well! Highly recommend