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Alamo in the Ardennes

by John C. McManus

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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 ten to one, 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.… (more)

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This is a gritty account of the battles fought in December 1944 before Bastogne was surrounded. The book is thoroughly researched; the story is skillfully told; the perspective is that of the enlisted soldier. One of the best combat books I have ever read. The author puts the reader in the action. As I read this book on a subject that I know well, I found myself tensely worried about who would win.
  spec1963 | Mar 23, 2016 |
Gives a clear understanding to a little-known group of soldiers and how their efforts and suffering helped delay Germany's surge during the Battle of the Bulge and give the Allies valuable time to move troops in ( )
  highlander6022 | Mar 16, 2016 |
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To Michael and Mary Jane McManus, who made all of this possible.

To Charles W. Johnson, who taught and led like a great general.  

To the infantry sergeants, lieutenants and captains of multiple generations who paid in blood, tears and anguish to teach us the lessons we all should heed.
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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 ten to one, 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.

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