Patton at the Battle of the Bulge

Patton at the Battle of the Bulge

How the General's Tanks Turned the Tide at Bastogne

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December 1944. For the besieged American defenders of Bastogne, time was running out....

Hitler’s forces had pressed in on the small Belgian town in a desperate offensive designed to push back the Allies, starting the Battle of the Bulge. So far the U.S. soldiers had managed to repel waves of attackers and even a panzer onslaught. But as their ammunition dwindled, the weary paratroopers of the 101st Airborne could only hope for a miracle—a miracle in the form of General George S. Patton and his Third Army.

More than a hundred miles away, Patton, ordered to race his men to Bastogne, was already putting in motion the most crucial charge of his career. Tapped to spearhead his counterstrike against the Wehrmacht was the 4th Armored Division, a bloodied but experienced unit that had fought and slogged its way across France. But blazing a trail into Belgium meant going up against some of the best infantry and tank units in the German Army. Failure to reach Bastogne in time could result in the overrunning of the 101st—a catastrophic defeat that could turn the tide of the war and secure victory for the Nazis.

In Patton at the Battle of the Bulge, Army veteran and historian Leo Barron explores one of the most famous yet little told clashes of the war, a vitally important chapter in one of history’s most legendary battles.

Baker & Taylor
Published to coincide with the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, an Army veteran and historian explores one of the most famous yet little understood clashes of the war that was General Patton's finest hour.

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Barron presents readers with an account of the 1944 Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium, and the role played by U.S. General George S. Patton and the Third Army in the allied victory. The author has organized the main body of his text in ten chapters devoted to the German plan, the American response, Warnach, Bigonville, Tintange, Chaumont II, Assenois and a variety of other related subjects. Leo Barron is an author, U.S. Army veteran, and instructor of military intelligence officers with General Dynamics, U.S. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, an Army veteran and historian explores one of the most famous yet little understood clashes of the war that was General Patton's finest hour. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, New York : NAL Caliber, 2014
ISBN: 9780451467874
0451467876
Characteristics: x, 422 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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Dec 12, 2016

amazing book. tells you everything you need to know about American forces and german . I am only 9, but read this book anyway.it is very long but interesting.

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