Decision at St Vith
By (author) Charles Whiting
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Decision at St Vith by Charles Whiting
Book DescriptionThis book tells the devastating story of the terror and chaos of battle, of men who fought until they died and others who quickly surrendered, of officers relieved of command and orders that bore no relation to reality. On the night of 15 December 1944, General Eisenhower and his staff at SHAEF Headquarters celebrated the news that he had just been given his fifth star. That same night, in the frozen forests of the Ardennes, an army of 250,000 men with 2,000 pieces of artillery and 980 tanks awaited the hour to attack. A few miles to the west, the young soldiers of the US 106th ("Golden Lion") Division huddled in their foxholes and tried to sleep. They had never been in battle and were told they occupied a "rest sector" on the front...This was the night when the full might of Hitler's armies exploded against inexperienced and unprepared US troops in the first shattering blow of the Battle of the Bulge. This is an intensely riveting narrative and a must-read for anyone with an interest in the Second World War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781862273986
(198mm x 125mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Spellmount Publishers Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Whiting
SS Peiper, Paperback (April 2012)
Jochen Peiper was notorious for his participation in the massacre of American soldiers at Malmedy in December 1944, he might have felt he had paid the price when he was released from prison in 1957. But as Charles Whiting vividly demonstrates, a grisly end still awaited him.
Hunt for Martin Bormann, Paperback (October 2010)
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Skorzeny, Paperback (July 2010)View all books by Charles Whiting
Skorzeny was one of the most daring figures of the 20th Century. His exploits included the rescue of Mussolini from his mountain prison, a brief affair with Eva Peron, a blackmail attempt on Winston Churchill and the kidnapping of the son of the wartime dictator of Hungary. Eisenhower declared him The most wanted man in Europe". Charles Whiting
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Author Biography - Charles Whiting
Charles Whiting is Britain's most prolific military writer with over 250 books to his credit. He saw active service in the Second World War, serving in an armoured reconnaissance regiment attached to both the U.S. and British armies. He is therefore able to write with the insight and authority of someone who, as a combat soldier, actually experienced the horrors of World War II.
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