The Longest Winter The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of WWII's Most Decorated Platoon review ê 3

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On a cold morning Winter The PDFEPUB #232 in December deep in the Ardennes forest a platoon of eighteen men under the command of twenty year old lieutenant Lyle Bouck were huddled in their foxholes trying desperately to keep warm Suddenly the early morning silence The Longest Kindle was broken by the roar of a huge artillery bombardment and the dreadful sound of approaching tanks Hitler had launched his bold and risky offensive against the Allies his last gamble and the small American platoon was facing. Genealogy has prompted me to read about World War II particularly the days of The Battle of the Bulge A friend recently reviewed The Longest Winter recommended it highly so I moved it up on my list I never had the chance to know my Uncle Albert who was killed in Bastogne and wanted to know about what his final days might have been like Definitely a personal read on my part I have read other books by Alex Kershaw and could listen to anything Grover Cleveland has narrated If you are interested in this period of our history you won't be disappointed with the book or its narration

review The Longest Winter The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of WWII's Most Decorated Platoon

The Longest Winter The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of WWII's Most Decorated PlatoonThe main thrust of the Longest Winter The PDF #200 entire German assault Vastly outnumbered they repulsed three German assaults in a fierce day long battle killing over five hundred German soldiers and defending a strategically vital hill Only when Bouck's men had run out of ammunition did they surrender to the enemyAs Longest Winter The Battle of PDFEPUB or POWs Bouck's platoon began an ordeal far worse than combat survive in captivity under trigger happy German guards Allied bombing raids and a daily rat. They were so young these American soldiers just trying to keep warm and prepare for the push into Germany They paid the price for the intelligence failures of the overconfident generals safe and cozy in Versailles and other chateaus Those at HH were certain the Germans could only slow the inevitable defeat Au contraire The Longest Winter The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon tells the story of a small platoon caught on the northern spearhead of the German attack The 394th Intelligence and Reconnaissance IR Platoon was only supposed to be in Lanzerath Belgium for a short period as two divisions changed positions at the front Unfortunately that coincided with the start of the German offensive in the Ardennes intended to take Antwerp and split the western Allied forcesThe book gives a brief preview of the platoon’s origin in Texas and moves uickly to the Battle of the Bulge Along the way we get familiar with the members of this cross section of America with all its warts and highlights In the battle they will perform magnificently At the start of the battle it becomes clear the intelligence is wrong very wrong view spoiler The shells just kept coming At a 99th Division command post to the platoon’s rear a staff officer who had been told the Germans had just two horse drawn artillery pieces in the vicinity shouted “Christ they sure are working those two poor horses to death” hide spoiler

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The Longest Winter The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of WWII's Most Decorated Platoon review ê 3 Å [BOOKS] ✭ The Longest Winter The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of WWII's Most Decorated Platoon Author Alex Kershaw – Horticulturetrader.co.uk On aIon of only thin soup In German POW camps hundreds of captured Longest Winter The Battle of PDFEPUB or Americans were either killed or died of disease and most lost all hope But the men of Bouck's platoon survived miraculously all of themOnce again in vivid dramatic prose Alex Kershaw brings to life the story of some of America's little known heroes the story of America's most decorated small unit an epic story of courage and survival in World War II and one of the most inspiring stories in American histor. Written for the average reader Plenty of rich detail from both side's perspectives Lots of action and suspense I've encountered the story of the Battle of the Bulge any number of times but this was a whole new angle that was enlightening and entertaining Man they had a rough go of it