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11 Days in December Christmas at the Bulge 1944

ISBN-10: 0451223179
ISBN-13: 9780451223173
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Description: It was truly a white Christmas in the Ardennes Forest in 1944, but that was cold comfort to the Allied soldiers trying to stop the Nazis from retaking Belgium in one of the most decisive battles of World War II. While a German loudspeaker taunted,  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440

It was truly a white Christmas in the Ardennes Forest in 1944, but that was cold comfort to the Allied soldiers trying to stop the Nazis from retaking Belgium in one of the most decisive battles of World War II. While a German loudspeaker taunted, "How would you like to die for Christmas?" the Allied forces dug in, despite freezing conditions. They needed a miracle. In a medieval chapel, General Patton, who needed clear skies to allow airborne reinforcements to reach his trapped men, uttered what would become a famous prayer: "Sir, whose side are you on?" His soldiers wouldn't be home for Christmas, but as the skies cleared, they went on to win a battle and a war.

Stanley Weintraub is Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Arts & Humanities at Pennsylvania State University. He has written acclaimed works of military history on World Wars I & II. He lives in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania.

Preface
No Peace
Christmas Gifts
Breakthrough
The Real Thing
Retreats
Madhouse
Turning About
"Nuts!"
"One More Shopping Day"
Midnight Clear
Christmas Day
Winding Up
Afterword
Sources
Acknowledgments
Index

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