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Voices of the Bulge: Untold Stories from Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge

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The powerful German counteroffensive operation code-named “Wacht am Rhein” (Watch on the Rhine) launched in the early morning hours of December 16, 1944, would result in the greatest single extended land battle of World War II. To most Americans, the fierce series of battles fought from December 1944 through January 1945 is better known as the “Battle of the Bulge.” Almost ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 9th 2011 by Zenith Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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This book was an amazingly readable account of the Battle of the Bulge. I'll admit to not knowing much about the history of this event but this book was easy to understand for a novice like me, yet fascinating and full of enough new material to keep my father, a history junkie, entertained.
I enjoyed hearing the veteran's stories and was reminded of listening to my grandfather, a WWII vet, tell his stories about the European theatre.
The DVD complements the book perfectly adding another dimension
Jimmie Kepler
Oral histories are fashionable these days. When the oral history is tied to a battle or events that have been reported on repeatedly it is a challenge. "Voices of the Bulge: Untold Stories from Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge" by Michael Collins and Martin King is a book where the writers have used a dozen years’ worth of research and interviews with veterans along with historical accounts of the battle to tell the story through the eyes of the participants.

The book is a clear and direct acc
Cheryl Gatling
When I was in high school, I was an exchange student in Belgium. Most of being an exchange student is just going about the business of daily life, but I remember one day the mother of the family sat me down, and was telling me stories about what her family had gone through during the war. I admit that my French language skills weren't good enough to get more than the gist of those stories, and, as a teenager, I was too young to care that much, so I mostly tried to pay attention, and nodded. Afte ...more
I received a copy of Voices of the Bulge thanks to goodreads' first reads. As the grandchild of a WWII vet, and an army brat, I grew up listening to history stories about WWII, and the Battle of the Bulge was a frequent topic. What really intrigued me about this book, is the fact that it isn't presented as a story per se. Instead, it is more of an edited transcript of interviews with the soliders who were there. As such, it was somewhat heavy on military jargon, a lot of which was not readily ex ...more
James R.willerby
What a great read. This book tells one everyone you need to know about the biggest battle in American military history. Really enjoyed the DVD too it's tremendous.
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Shawn Fairweather
Pretty standard for books that fully rely on the first person perspective to carry the weight. I would have like to have seen a bit more historical and military strategy context included because frankly reading 2 paragraphs accounts of the participants that focused on guard detail at an intersection is pretty needless fluff when it is compared to those accounts that place you into the heat of a hectic and dangerous altercation therefore causing the reader to question who much of this book was re ...more
Loved the narratives from the soldiers but that was about it. The authors didn't do the best job pulling all the information together.
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Michael Collins has been a historical interpreter and museum staffer for the New England Air Museum, the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, the Irish American Heritage Museum, and the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Researc
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