The Battered Bastards of Bastogne: The 101st Airborne in the Battle of the Bulge, December 19,1944-January 17,1945

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Ballantine Books, May 1, 2007 - History - 538 pages
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The Battered Bastards of Bastogne is the product of contributions by 530 soldiers who were on the ground or in the air over Bastogne. They lived and made this history and much of it is told in their own words.

The material contributed by these men of the 101st Airborne Division, the Armor, Tank Destroyer, Army Air Force, and others is tailored meticulously by the author and placed on the historical framework known to most students of the Battle of the Bulge.

Pieces of a nearly 60 year old jigsaw puzzle come together in this book, when memoirs related by one soldier fit with those of another unit or group pursuing the battle from another nearby piece of terrain.

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3.75 Stars A good collection of firsthand accounts of the Battle of the Bulge. The book focuses on all American groups involved, giving a more complete picture of Bastogne. It could use some more ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

George Koskimaki (1922-2016), a noted historian of the 101st Airborne Division, is the author of D-Day with the Screaming Eagles, Hell's Highway, and The Battered Bastards of Bastogne.

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