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  • What are the best books about The Battle of the Bulge?

    As creepingdeath pointed out this is the 63rd anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. What books have you read that impressed you the most with their accuracy and depth of knowledge. It can be an overview of the whole battle or just a part of the entire battle.
    Those that forget history are condemed to repeat it.
    If you're going to be one you might as well be a BIG RED ONE

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    http://www.scribd.com/doc/277484/291...e-of-the-Bulge

    There was a a book out on this unit that played a very key rollin upsetting the German attack. The CO was one of the last to talk to the unit that got caught in the Malmedy massacure and the CO was also one of the first on the sence after the massacre. You might also want to check out a book "Battle of the Twin Villages" dealing with the Northern Shoulder. What I liked about these book............no 101st and very little Patton.

    HP
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    • #3
      Great link, thanks. I have read both Macdonald's book and Tolands as well as the offical US Army history. I have also read books on the Defense of Bastogne and of course Patton's relief of Bastogne. I am hoping someone will suggest some different titles.
      Those that forget history are condemed to repeat it.
      If you're going to be one you might as well be a BIG RED ONE

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      • #4
        MacDonald is the best but as you command.....


        Battle of the Bulge (World War II 50th Anniversary Series) by Wallace B. Black , Jean F. Blashfield


        Nuts!: The Battle of the Bulge : The Story and Photographs
        by Donald M. Goldstein , Katherine V. Dillon ,J. Michael Wenger




        Patton and the Battle of The Bulge
        by Michael Green ,Gladys Green

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dallas View Post
          Great link, thanks. I have read both Macdonald's book and Tolands as well as the offical US Army history. I have also read books on the Defense of Bastogne and of course Patton's relief of Bastogne. I am hoping someone will suggest some different titles.
          Both books should fit what your looking for. I wish I the title of the one of the 291st early work and defensive actions.
          Last edited by Half Pint John; 16 Dec 07, 13:24.
          "Ask not what your country can do for you"

          Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

          you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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          • #6
            Well, I've actually not read it yet, but I've heard very good things about "Battle: The Story of the Bulge" by John Tolland and Carlo D'Este. I plan on picking up a copy as soon as I can. I'm a huge Carlo D'Este fan, so I figure it's a good bet either way.
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            • #7
              http://astore.amazon.com/homeip-20/d...the_Bulge.html

              DVD, looks like the book might be out of print. Check at an on post/base library.
              "Ask not what your country can do for you"

              Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

              you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dallas View Post
                Great link, thanks. I have read both Macdonald's book and Tolands as well as the offical US Army history. I have also read books on the Defense of Bastogne and of course Patton's relief of Bastogne. I am hoping someone will suggest some different titles.
                Both books should fit what your looking for. I wish I the title of the one of the 291st early work and defensive actions.

                http://www.wwiilectureinstitute.com/stories/pergrin.htm

                HP
                "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Half Pint View Post
                  Both books should fit what your looking for. I wish I the title of the one of the 291st early work and defensive actions.

                  http://www.wwiilectureinstitute.com/stories/pergrin.htm

                  HP
                  Half Pints Avatra is winning th Battle of the Bulge, from what I can see. You're killing me, man! I need a poster of your Avatar for my Manroom.
                  http://www.militarywargaming.com

                  "The Golden Rule of War, Speed - Simplicity - Boldness" -- General George S. Patton, Jr

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                  • #10
                    Thanks all.
                    Those that forget history are condemed to repeat it.
                    If you're going to be one you might as well be a BIG RED ONE

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                    • #11
                      If you want to see why the 2nd, 4th, and 28th Infantry Divisions were in the Ardennes for the Bulge, read Charles MacDonald's book "Battle of the Hurtgen Forest". Deadful way to fight a battle!

                      Pruitt
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                      • #12
                        I dug it out for you Dallas
                        "The Battle of the Twin Villages" by Cavanagh. (BN Commander)

                        ISBN 0-8158-0435-0

                        Forward by Charles Mc Donald.
                        "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                        Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                        you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
                          If you want to see why the 2nd, 4th, and 28th Infantry Divisions were in the Ardennes for the Bulge, read Charles MacDonald's book "Battle of the Hurtgen Forest". Deadful way to fight a battle!

                          Pruitt
                          Read it.
                          Those that forget history are condemed to repeat it.
                          If you're going to be one you might as well be a BIG RED ONE

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Half Pint View Post
                            I dug it out for you Dallas
                            "The Battle of the Twin Villages" by Cavanagh. (BN Commander)

                            ISBN 0-8158-0435-0

                            Forward by Charles Mc Donald.
                            Thanks I get it.
                            Those that forget history are condemed to repeat it.
                            If you're going to be one you might as well be a BIG RED ONE

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Half Pint View Post
                              I dug it out for you Dallas
                              "The Battle of the Twin Villages" by Cavanagh. (BN Commander)

                              ISBN 0-8158-0435-0

                              Forward by Charles Mc Donald.
                              Yikes I just looked on Amazon and the cheapest copy available is $79.95. Gulp. I'll have to try some of the local used book stores.
                              Those that forget history are condemed to repeat it.
                              If you're going to be one you might as well be a BIG RED ONE

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