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Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge - Part III - Hell at Bütgenbach (Book)

Publisher:

Hans J. WIJERS

Year of publication:

 

Language:

English

ISBN:

 

Price:

30 €uros

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MCP
Markeweg 1
NL-8397 GH De Blesse
The Netherlands
Tel. 0031 561441509

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# of pages:

194

# of photos

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# of maps

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Description:

After finishing the second book on the North Shoulder (2nd Infantry Division sector) of the Battle of the Bulge in 2002, it was now clear to me that without this volume on the 1st Infantry Division and the next one that is coming up on the 30th Infantry Division, the history on the Battle of the Bulge - The Battle of the North Shoulder would not be complete. This is the story of the sector strongly defended by the 1st Infantry Division and its supported troops.

This work, with research beginning in 1997, describes the combat in the V Corps sector; this is the area, at locations with names such as (Domaine) Bütgenbach, Büllingen, Morsheck, Schoppen, Faymonville, Waimes, Weywertz, where the 1st Infantry Division and its supporting units defended themselves from 17 December 1944 till the German attack was halted. It is based on official U.S. Army documents, After Action Reports and complemented with testimonies by several members of the 1st Infantry Division and its supporting troops. Documents from the German side also grace this story, as well as testimonies by several former members of the German divisions.

Pictures taken in the area will enable the reader to feel he/she is stepping back in time, because, even with the passing of nearly 60 years, many “wounds” are still visible.