The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945.
This sequel to 'D-Day' follows the generals and GIs of the US Army from the Normandy beaches to the Elbe River from 0001 hours, June 7, 1944, on the Normandy beaches, to 0245 hours, May 7, 1945.
In between come the battles in the hedgerows of Normandy, the breakout at St Lo, the Falaise Gap, Patton tearing through France, the liberation of Paris, the attempt to leap the Rhine in Operation Market-Garden, the near-miraculous German recovery, the battles around Metz and in the Huertgen Forrest, the Battle of the Bulge - the biggest battle in the history of the US Army - the capture of the bridge at Remagen, and ends with the over-running of Germany.
Throughout, the point of view is that of the enlisted men and junior officers. Even when writing about Oke, Monty, Patton, Bradley, Ambrose does so from the point of view of the men in the front lines and how the decisions of the brass affected them.
Within the chronological story, there are chapters on medics, nurses, and doctors; on the quartermasters; on replacements; on what it was like to spend a night on the front lines; on sad sacks, cowards, and criminals; on Christmas 1944; on weapons of all kinds, and more. A special feature is the addition of German voices, the soldiers who fought against the Americans.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2011
- 129 x 128mm