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April 25th, 2007   #1

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I am currently reading the book A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the men who fought it, this book has certainly opened my eyes to the regiments etc., that was involved when the Germans made their breakthrough and the hard fighting that took place and the tremendous losses.
From anything I have read previously they seemed to focus on 101st & 82nd Airborne and also what took place around Bastogne. I feel those men who fought at the onset seemed to be overlooked, I'm probably wrong in that assumption as I live in England. I think they are owed a debt of gratitude but nothing seems to appear on any of the History Channels etc., to show this or what they went through.
Once I finish my book I will be reading a book about Hurtgen Forest, so if anyone could recommend books that have the soldiers accounts in WW2 that would be great, I recently read a book about Monte Casino and found that interesting too.

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April 25th, 2007   #2
Try this site for WWII info:

"It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle." - Norman Schwarskopf, Commander of Desert Storm Operations
April 25th, 2007   #3

thank you so much for the link, just had a look and it's got so much that's of interest to me, reckon I won't surface for days!

April 25th, 2007   #4
I'm curious, Were the 82nd in Bastogne with the 101st, too? I thought 101st were the only that trapped or encircled by the Germans in Bastogne.

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April 27th, 2007   #5
Originally Posted by Fox
I'm curious, Were the 82nd in Bastogne with the 101st, too? I thought 101st were the only that trapped or encircled by the Germans in Bastogne.
No the 82nd were not there but they did their part. The 82nd and 101st are two very hard headed units, thats why they get the credit. Here is a good poster to give you an idea of their mentality. Airborne Infantry is always going to get the credit, I cant say they dont deserve it either.

WW2 Poster

Infantry leads......

Last edited by Big_Z; April 27th, 2007 at 22:22..
April 30th, 2007   #6
Thanks for the poster.

I agree with you on the airborne infantry. Facing the germans when they broke through the lines must have been hellish for the men as I am learning more about who was there and their accounts of what happened I just think more could be said about them.

May 9th, 2007   #7
Piper 4 Try "The Last Assault" by Charles Whiting. A great book on the
Battle of the Bulge!

"Engineers lead the way!"
May 9th, 2007   #8
My Grandpa was a Sergeant in WW2 He fought in The Battle of the Bulge. He was with the 194th Division, 17th Airborne Glider Infantry Regiment "Thunder from Heaven" then toward then end of the war was transferred to the 101th "Screaming Eagles". He told many stories about that time.
There are some very interesting and amazing stories to be heard from the men that were in the Glider Infantry because they played a huge part in the war. Here is one of the site you can get on if you like.
May 25th, 2007   #9
Hi! (firstly sorry for my english)
I'm making a project for History and I have to use some historical material (quotes or pictures - but not maps)
I choose Ardennes Offensive and I also found a quotation:
"This is undoubtedly the greatest battle of the War and will, I believe, be regarded
as an ever famous American Victory."
-Sir Winston Churchill, addressing the House of Commons
But it's not very good, so can you please help me? I am sure, you know (or you know, where I can find) some other historical material about Ardennes Offensive.
Thanks a lot
May 25th, 2007   #10
Why not type 'Ardennes Offensive' or 'Battle of the Bulge' in Google and see what it turns up with? Press on the image option at the top for pictures ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

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