DIVThe powerful German counteroffensive operation code-named “Wacht am Rhein” (Watch on the Rhine) launched in the early morning hours of December 16, 1944, would result in the greatest single extended land battle of World War II. To most Americans, the fierce series of battles fought from December 1944 through January 1945 is better known as the “Battle of the Bulge.” Almost one million soldiers would eventually take part in the fighting. Different from other histories of the Bulge, this book tells the story of this crucial campaign with first-person stories taken from the authors’ interviews of the American soldiers, both officers and enlisted personnel, who faced the massive German onslaught that threatened to turn the tide of battle in Western Europe and successfully repelled the attack with their courage and blood. Also included are stories from German veterans of the battles, including SS soldiers, who were interviewed by the authors./div
All he wanted was to find a way back home, but the road seemed to be a million miles long - across deserts, up mountains, over oceans and rivers, through many countries resembling hell.
He knew he had the right stuff, but he had to have God on his side when the machine guns chattered, artillery crackled and bomb bursts were sent to put him down.
The powerful German counteroffensive operation codenamed "Wacht am Rhein" (Watch on the Rhine) launched against the American First Army in the early morning hours of December 16, 1944, would result in the greatest single extended land battle of World War II. To most Americans, the fierce series of battles fought in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium and Luxembourg that winter is better known as the Battle of the Bulge. Here are the first-person stories of the American soldiers who repelled the powerful German onslaught that had threatened to turn the tide of battle in Western Europe during World War II.
This study by Lieutenant Colonel Krewasky A. Salter represents a dedicated effort to draw attention to African-American units and service members over four major wars covering some 170 years. His background in military history and African-American history, along with his numerous professional research, publications, and teaching experiences in both civilian and military institutions, makes him imminently qualified to undertake this project. As a battalion command selectee, Salter has had a remarkable career on the military side as well. He is, therefore, uniquely qualified as a soldier-scholar. Salter has indeed maintained a rock-solid professional reputation in both arenas.
Salter was motivated for the right reasons to undertake this venture. It was not intended to cover all aspects of African-American contributions to the freedom of our great nation but to offer a stimulus for more individual and collective examination of the untold and unwritten accounts of African-Americans in combat in the continental United States and overseas. The intent was not only to attract the students of military history but to provide a broad examination of the facts that would equally attract the casual student of history as well as those who consider themselves professional historians, regardless of their ethnic background.
A military history classic of the rise of America's armored forces from their humble beginnings in borrowed tanks on the battlefields of France in World War I to a thundering crescendo of tactical prowess and lethal power as they spearheaded the liberation of Western Europe in World War II. A brilliant, straightforward study of the men and machines that brought fame to the likes of Generals Patton, Pershing, and Chaffee and the Sherman, Grant, and Lee tanks.
S.L.A. "Slam" Marshall was a veteran of World War I and a combat historian during World War II. He startled the military and civilian world in 1947 by announcing that, in an average infantry company, no more than one in four soldiers actually fired their weapons while in contact with the enemy. His contention was based on interviews he conducted immediately after combat in both the European and Pacific theaters of World War II.
To remedy the gunfire imbalance he proposed changes to infantry training designed to ensure that American soldiers in future wars brought more fire upon the enemy. His studies during the Korean War showed that the ratio of fire and more than doubled since World War II.
The Forgotten Heroes: Untold Stories of the Extraordinary (World War II) - Courage, Survival, Resistance and Rescue Mission (World War Two, World War, Second World War, War, United States)
This is a short and Untold Stories of the Extraordinary World War II - Courage, Survival, Resistance and Rescue Mission.
As a guide to understanding the enormity of the impact of the war, there were more than 16 million Americans who served in World War II. There were 60 other countries also involved in the war. There were about 70 million people killed in the war. This is about one-quarter of all the people on earth at that time.
Many of the heroes were not recognized in their lifetimes and some ended in lessened circumstances or torture and death because of their efforts to save lives during the agonies of war.
Millions died but millions were saved by thousands of actions by people caught in a war that seemed like it would never end.
Some of the stories are captured here.
This is a World War / Military book. Military science, world war two history.
Scott’s Other Books:
**Unforgettable World War II: Aftermath of the Extraordinary Second World War
**Hitler's War and the Horrific Account of the Holocaust
**On the Brink of Nuclear War: Cuban Missile Crisis - Soviet Union, Cuba and the United States.
** Unforgettable Vietnam War: The American War in Vietnam - War in the Jungle
**The Forgotten Women Heroes: Second World War Untold Stories - The Women Heroes in the Extraordinary World War Two.
**World War One: A Concise History - The Great War
World War One: A Concise History - The Great War (History, Military, War, World War, World War One, First World War)
World War One: A Concise History - The Great War
The First World War was supposed to be the war that ended all wars, hence the name, the Great War.
The Great War was off to a bad start from the German perspective. The plan was to fend off France and Russia while focusing on the main purpose, helping Austria-Hungary deal with Serbia.
The loss of life in the Great War was immense.
Scott’s Other Books:
***Unforgettable World War II: Aftermath of the Extraordinary Second World War.
***Unforgettable Vietnam War: The American War in Vietnam - War in the Jungle.
***Hitler's War and the Horrific Account of the Holocaust
***On the Brink of Nuclear War: Cuban Missile Crisis - Soviet Union, Cuba and the United States
***The Forgotten Heroes: Untold Stories of the Extraordinary World War II - Courage, Survival, Resistance and Rescue.
***The Forgotten Women Heroes: Second World War Untold Stories - The Women Heroes in the Extraordinary World War Two.
*** This is a (First World War) history book***