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A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It (Dell World War II Library)

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Drawing on firsthand accounts by survivors of the bloody Battle of the Bulge, diaries, letters, and official documents, this study describes the events of the campaign, hardships faced by the soldiers, the battle's horrifying costs, and the controversy surrounding the campaign.
Paperback, 560 pages
Published December 3rd 1993 by Dell (first published January 1st 1992)
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Brian Holmes
A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It
by Gerald Astor


This book was created by weaving together the individual stories of the men who participated in The Battle of the Bulge near the end of World War ll. The German military offensive was a last ditch attempt by Adolph Hitler to recapture territory that had been lost to the Allied armies and the term “bulge” refers to the resultant break in the Allied front lines. Early on, the German operation had some success due t
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Tomi
Very good book on the Battle of the Bulge. The author includes a lot of eyewitness accounts and really gives a feel for this battle.
Ron
Gerald Astor put together a very readable account of the Battle of the Bulge in A Blood-Dimmed Tide using many accounts, diaries, and letters of participants supplemented with other volumes written about the battle. This edition is an electronic version of the 1992 edition. If you have not read the original, or want to reread it on a mobile device, now is your chance!
Daniel
The chapter (4) on 17 y/o Lt. Lyle Bouck and his single platoon effectively stalling the whole German offensive for 24 hours is a remarkable story and is retold here quite well.
Steve Spencer
First read in about 2009
Lee
Another good one by Astor.
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Gerald Morton Astor, a native of New Haven, grew up in Mount Vernon, N.Y. After his Army service in the Second World War, he received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton. He was the picture editor of Sports Illustrated in its early years and worked as an editor for Sport magazine, Look, The Saturday Evening Post and Time.

Besides his accounts of the Battle of the Bulge and the air war in Europe, Mr.
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