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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

Peter Schrijvers

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 1944-45 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 three thousand citizens and their American defenders, but also of German soldiers and commanders desperate for victory.

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 1944-45 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 three thousand citizens and their American defenders, but also of German soldiers and commanders desperate for victory.
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History

Description:

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 1944-45 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 three thousand citizens and their American defenders, but also of German soldiers and commanders desperate for victory.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

11h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

17:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

25:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

23:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

20:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

27:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:00