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Battle : the story of the Bulge

Author: John Toland
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the Battle of the Bulge based on eyewitness reports and American and German military records.
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Genre/Form: Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Toland, John.
Battle.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607147910
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Toland
ISBN: 0803294379 9780803294370
OCLC Number: 40632029
Notes: Originally published: New York : Random House, 1959.
Includes index.
Description: xiv, 400 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part One: Operation "Christrose" --
The ghost front --
"Watch on the Rhine" --
Attack --
Breakthrough --
Debacle --
End at Clervaux --
Part Two: "Hold the reins loose" --
Spearheads through Belgium --
Spearheads through Luxembourg --
Surrender --
A call to Montgomery --
Fog of war --
The battle shapes --
Death of a town --
Part Three: Black Christmas --
The fortified goose egg --
"Nuts" --
The Russian high --
Day of decision --
"In the dark streets" --
"We cannot force the Meuse" --
Part Four: Twilight of the gods --
Queen of battle --
Candidates for death --
"Brave rifles ..." --
In dubious battle --
Junction at Houffalize --
"Alles Kaputt!"
Responsibility: John Toland ; introduction to the Bison books edition by Carlo D'Este.
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