Alamo in the Ardennes

Alamo in the Ardennes
Published: 2007-02-26
ISBN13: 9780471739050
Goodreads Rating: 4.1
Alamo in the Ardennes tells the powerful yet little-known story of the bloody delaying action fought by the 28th Infantry Division, elements of the 9th and 10th Armored Divisions, and other, smaller units. Outnumbered at times by as much as ten to one, outgunned by Hitler's dreaded panzers, and with no hope of reinforcement, they bore the full fury of the Nazi onslaught for five days, making the Germans pay for every icy inch of…


I have read quite a bit about the Battle of the Bulge, but very few books focus on the first few days when the U.S. forces were overrun, and rarely are these soldiers given any credit for having a positive effect on the final outcome. McManus makes a compelling case that they played an important role. Also very few books that I have read about WW2 address the experience of the soldiers in the battle. I would strongly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in the Battle of the Bulge, and/or in the reality of war from the perspective of the men who actually do the fighting.

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