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The Resource Those who hold Bastogne : the true story of the soldiers and civilians who fought in the biggest battle of the bulge, Peter Schrijvers

Those who hold Bastogne : the true story of the soldiers and civilians who fought in the biggest battle of the bulge, Peter Schrijvers

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Those who hold Bastogne : the true story of the soldiers and civilians who fought in the biggest battle of the bulge
Title
Those who hold Bastogne
Title remainder
the true story of the soldiers and civilians who fought in the biggest battle of the bulge
Statement of responsibility
Peter Schrijvers
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hitler's last gamble, the Battle of the Bulge, was intended to push the Allied invaders of Normandy all the way back to the beaches. The plan nearly succeeded, and almost certainly would have, were it not for one small Belgian town and its tenacious American defenders who held back a tenfold larger German force while awaiting the arrival of General George Patton's mighty Third Army. In this dramatic account of the 1944<U+0127> �45 winter of war in Bastogne, historian Peter Schrijvers offers the first full story of the German assault on the strategically located town. From the December stampede of American and Panzer divisions racing to reach Bastogne first, through the bloody eight-day siege from land and air, and through three more weeks of unrelenting fighting even after the siege was broken, events at Bastogne hastened the long-awaited end of WWII. Schrijvers draws on diaries, memoirs, and other fresh sources to illuminate the experiences not only of Bastogne's 3,000 citizens and their American defenders, but also of German soldiers and commanders desperate for victory. The costs of war are here made real, uncovered in the stories of those who perished and those who emerged from battle to find the world forever changed.--
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1963-
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Schrijvers, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Those who hold Bastogne : the true story of the soldiers and civilians who fought in the biggest battle of the bulge, Peter Schrijvers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-293) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Lives for time -- Locking shields -- Locking horns -- Trapped -- The skin of their teeth -- To the rescue -- A clash of wills -- New year's woes -- The longest road
Control code
FIEb17705939
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300179026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)875403837
Label
Those who hold Bastogne : the true story of the soldiers and civilians who fought in the biggest battle of the bulge, Peter Schrijvers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-293) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Lives for time -- Locking shields -- Locking horns -- Trapped -- The skin of their teeth -- To the rescue -- A clash of wills -- New year's woes -- The longest road
Control code
FIEb17705939
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300179026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)875403837

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