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- DescriptionSecond only to D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge is the most famous and significant battle fought by American forces in Europe in World War II. The Bulge was a last-ditch, desperate gamble by Hitler in December 1944 that caught the Western Allies by surprise. Only the willingness of Americans to stand and die prevented the German breakthrough that might have prolonged the war and allowed the Soviet Red Army to seize even more of central Europe. The thirty-nine day battle involved nearly a million men from both sides and resulted in nineteen thousand American casulties-almost as many as in the eighty days of fighting in the D-Day invasion and Normandy hedgerows. An iconic battle that helped define the U.S. soldier of the era, the Bulge continues to capture the imaginations of armchair historians who are fascinated by the scale of destruction and what-ifs of the campaign.
- Author BiographyJohn R. Bruning (Independence, OR) has been a professional military historian and writer since 1990. He is the author of Crimson Sky: The Air Battle for Korea, Jungle Ace, Elusive Glory, Ship Strike Pacific, Luck of the Draw, and The Battle of the Bulge: The Photographic History of an American Triumph. He served as an embedded civilian historian with the 2/162 during Operation Southern Comfort, the post-Hurricane Katrina relief operation in New Orleans.
- Author(s)John R. Bruning
- PublisherMotorbooks International
- Date of Publication19/09/2011
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationOsceola
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintZenith Press
- Content Note29 colour illustrations, 403 black & white illustrations, 7 maps
- Weight1429 g
- Width244 mm
- Height279 mm
- Spine23 mm
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