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Alamo In The Ardennes

Author : John C. McManus
ISBN : 9780471739050
Genre : History
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"Alamo in the Ardennes tells the powerful yet little-known story of the bloody delaying action fought by the 28th Infantry Division, elements of the 9th and 10th Armored Divisions, and other, smaller units. Outnumbered at times by as much as ten to one, outgunned by Hitler's dreaded panzers, and with no hope of reinforcement, they bore the full fury of the Nazi onslaught for five days, making the Germans pay for every icy inch of ground they gained." "Featuring numerous maps and a complete list of the soldiers, local civilians, and German commanders whose actions it recounts, Alamo in the Ardennes provides a day-by-day account of this pivotal moment in America's greatest war."--Jacket.

No Greater Valor

Author : Jerome Corsi
ISBN : 9781595555229
Genre : History
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Jerome Corsi’s newest opus, No Greater Valor, examines the Siege of Bastogne—one of the most heroic victories of WWII—with a focus on the surprising faith of the Americans who fought there. In December of 1944, an outmanned, outgunned, and surrounded US force fought Hitler’s overwhelming Panzer divisions to a miraculous standstill at Bastogne. The underdogs had saved the war for the Allies. It was nothing short of miraculous. Corsi’s analysis is based on a record of oral histories along with original field maps used by field commanders, battle orders, and other documentation made at the time of the military command. With a perspective gleaned from newspapers, periodicals, and newsreels of the day, Corsi paints a riveting portrait of one of the most important battles in world history.


Author : Alice Flynn
ISBN : 9781452814964
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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WWII hero 1st Lt. Tom Flynn, Executive Officer of K Company, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, survived insurmountable odds during the Battle of Bulge, the Hurtgen Forest and four Nazi POW camps, only to return home to his beautiful, young wife with Unforgettable memories that would haunt him for the rest of his life."Unforgettable: The Biography of Capt. Thomas J. Flynn" has been the honored recipient of four book awards in 2012, earning three Finalist recognitions in the "Biography: Historical" category in the 2012 USA Best Book Awards, 2012 National Indie Excellence Book Awards and 2012 International Book Awards. The 2012 International Book Awards also named the e-book version as the Winner in the "E-Book: Autobiography/Biography/Memoirs" category.

Fighting Elites A History Of U S Special Forces

Author : John C. Fredriksen
ISBN : 9781598848113
Genre : History
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From Army Rangers to Green Berets to the U.S. Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden, this book explains what makes Special Forces "special," covering the rich and varied history of elite formations in American military history and describing their recruitment, intense training, and equipment in depth. • Initial chapters provide an overview of all American special purpose units • A bibliography points to additional reading and sources of information • 50 illustrations of famous leaders, uniforms, and troops in the field • A highly detailed chronology of all known special forces activities

Normandy To Victory

Author : William C. Sylvan
ISBN : 9780813138664
Genre : History
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During World War II, U.S. Army generals often maintained diaries of their activities and the day-to-day operations of their command. These diaries have proven to be invaluable historical resources for World War II scholars and enthusiasts alike. Until now, one of the most historically significant of these diaries, the one kept for General Courtney H. Hodges of the First U.S. Army, has not been widely available to the public. Maintained by two of Hodges's aides, Major William C. Sylvan and Captain Francis G. Smith Jr., this unique military journal offers a vivid, firsthand account detailing the actions, decisions, and daily activities of General Hodges and the First Army throughout the war. The diary opens on June 2, 1944, as Hodges and the First Army prepare for the Allied invasion of France. In the weeks and months that follow, the diary highlights the crucial role that Hodges's often undervalued command -- the first to cross the German border, the first to cross the Rhine, the first to close to the Elbe -- played in the Allied operations in northwest Europe. The diary recounts the First Army's involvement in the fight for France, the Siegfried Line campaign, the Battle of the Bulge, the drive to the Roer River, and the crossing of the Rhine, following Hodges and his men through savage European combat until the German surrender in May 1945. Popularly referred to as the "Sylvan Diary," after its primary writer, the diary has previously been available only to military historians and researchers, who were permitted to use it at only the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, the U.S. Army Center for Military History, or the U.S. Army Military History Institute. Retired U.S. Army historian John T. Greenwood has now edited this text in its entirety and added a biography of General Hodges as well as extensive notes that clarify the diary's historical details. Normandy to Victory provides military history enthusiasts with valuable insights into the thoughts and actions of a leading American commander whose army played a crucial role in the Allied successes of World War II.

American Book Publishing Record

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The Journal Of Military History

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Author : Martin Blumenson
ISBN : IND:30000122502333
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A new volume in the Military Profiles series

Military History

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ISBN : UVA:X030297375
Genre : Military history
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Book Review Index 2009

Author : Dana Ferguson
ISBN : 1414419120
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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