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The Battle of the Bulge was the largest land engagement of World War II. The German counter-attack, spearheaded by three Panzer armies, found the Allies unprepared and ill-equipped. As the fighting raged across the Ardennes, it was left to a few untested US Infantry divisions to hold the Allied lines.
Written by one of the world's leading experts on the subject, this account provides an essential introduction to the events of winter 1944-5 and to the many soldiers who risked their lives in defence of freedom. Drawing on personal interviews, extensive research, and an unparalleled knowledge of the region, Martin King explores one of the most important battles of World War II.
Martin King is an Emmy-award winning author, historian and historical consultant. He has written many books on World War II. His 2015 documentary film Searching for Augusta won seven Emmy awards and his 2017 book The Fighting 30th Division was nominated for the Prestigious Writer's Award. He is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on the Battle of the Bulge. He lives near Antwerp in Belgium, where he spends his time reintroducing veterans of World War II to the battlefields where they fought.
A Note From the Publisher
The year 2019 will mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.
Features unique interviews with veterans and other material from the author's personal archive, featuring chapters on the lead up to the battle, the role of intelligence, the weapons and technology used, the Allied and Axis strategies and the aftermath of the battle.
Written by one of the world's leading experts on the Battle of the Bulge, who has won several Emmy awards for his documentaries.
"Martin King tells the human side of the story of the Battle of the Bulge better than anyone."
–Commander Jeffrey Barta, US Navy (retired)
‘There are few historians who can bring a battle back to life like Martin King. Martin has dedicated his life to the memory of this crucial World War II battle. He tells its story in superb fashion for all to enjoy and learn.’
–Colonel Robert Campbell, US Army (retired), former Commander of 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
I have walked the battlefields with Martin King, who has traversed them countless times with veterans of the Bulge. No one knows this story like Martin, and no one can tell it quite the way he does."
–Rick Beyer, New York Times bestselling author of The Ghost Army of World War II