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The Tigers of Bastogne: Voices of the 10th Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge

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The gallant stand of the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne has long become part of historical and media legend. But how many students of the war realize there was already a U.S. unit holding the town when they arrived? And this unit--the 10th Armored Division--continued to play a major role in its defense throughout the German onslaught.

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Hardcover, 296 pages
Published June 8th 2013 by Casemate (first published May 19th 2013)
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Joseph Spuckler
Jun 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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The Tigers of Bastogne: Voices of the 10th Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge by Michael Collins and Martin King is an account of the actions of the 10th Armored Division at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. 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 Research Center. He lives in Hartford, Connecti ...more
Ian Divertie
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Who knew they were even there, didn't 101st do it all by itself. Not really, as this book makes clear. In fact many outfits were involved in defending Bastogne and learning more about them and how the battle for the town went as a whole is extremely interesting.
Jeff Dawson
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is one of those books you can’t wait to read and then you do. What should have been an excellent tribute to the men of the 10th Armored and the101st Airborne is a travesty. The authors state this story needs to be told and provide the 10th the claim they deserve. With that said, they and their publisher have released a horrible manuscript.

I identified over 52 unique issues that are unacceptable when you claim you are going to honor those who fought and died holding off the last German offe
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Carlton Phelps
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My wife's Uncle was also in the Armored division at Bastogne and had told me many of the same stories I read in this book. Walter Lepinski, who is interviewed several times, is a close friend's Uncle. So this book was great way to finally give the Armored Division's their due in one of the bloodiest battles in WWII.
The daily struggles day to day of these brave men is laid out in such a way that it takes you into the battles as well as the struggles again the cold, lack of food, ammo, gas and war
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Barry
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Combat Command B of the 10th Armored Division was right there in Bastogne with the 101st Airborne yet got little recognition at the time. This is a day-by-day retelling of the events through some of those who fought there. Compelling story of grit and bravery in the face of some of the worst weather and heaviest fighting on the front in the Battle of the Bulge.
Michelle Olms
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book
Brian Rhodes
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Excellent amount of the Battle of the Bulge from the perspective of the armored units in the area. Have a map handy as it helps to keep track of what's going on where.
Ron
Jun 12, 2013 rated it liked it
The Tigers of Bastogne is about the fight conducted by Combat Command B of the 10th Armored Division alongside the 101st Airborne Division against hordes of Germans that laid siege to Bastogne. The tale is told in largely in the words of the veterans that the authors had interviewed supplemented by unit after-action reports and citations for medals earned during the fight. The authors provided a framing chapter that provided background on the 10th Armored and introduced some of the veterans. The ...more
Mike Kershaw
Sep 28, 2013 rated it liked it
This book describes the role of the 10th Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge and contributes to the story of the defense of Bastogne in particular. Based largely on first person accounts, the book describes in particular the movement of the division from France to the southern flank of the breakthrough as well as CCB's role in the defense of Bastogne -- key to preventing an early German seizure of the important crossroads and allowing for the 101st to deploy in it's defense. This emp ...more
Janet
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to read The Tigers of Bastogne: Voices of the 10th Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge by Michael Collins and Martin King. It is the tale of the actions of the 10th Armored Division at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. It was so well researched and beautifully written that I will gladly be gifting a copy to the WWII history buffs in my family, and I know it will be graned a permanent place in their libraries.
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Izzy Ismert
Nov 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Much attention regarding the US side of the battle of the Bulge is focused on the 101st Airborne and the 82nd Airborne. I agree with the author's thesis, that the role and importance of the 10th Armored Division has not been emphasized enough. This book is an important contribution to that effort. However, as significant as the research and information published in this book is, the organization of the book is average at best. Perhaps this is due to scattered records and a diminishing group of l ...more
Marc
The authors wanted to write this book in order to venerate the mostly unsung stories of the 10th Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge. While the stories definitely needed to be told, they needed to be told better than this. The book provides lots of personal anecdotes and has some great photos, but the organization and presentation could have been much better. Too often there is a personal recollection right after a piece of text and the two of them talk about completely different eve ...more
Matt
Aug 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Offers a unique perspective on a very famous battle. I definitely enjoyed it, however, there were so many grammatical and style issues that it read more like a draft than a published product. If the book was sent to an editor and republished, I would definitely give it another star.
James Iverson
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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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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