Download ☆ The Longest Winter By Alex Kershaw – Varanus.us

The Longest Winter On A Cold Morning In December, 1944, Deep In The Ardennes Forest, A Platoon Of Eighteen Men Under The Command Of Twenty Year Old Lieutenant Lyle Bouck Were Huddled In Their Foxholes Trying Desperately To Keep Warm Suddenly, The Early Morning Silence Was Broken By The Roar Of A Huge Artillery Bombardment And The Dreadful Sound Of Approaching Tanks Hitler Had Launched His Bold And Risky Offensive Against The Allies His Last Gamble And The Small American Platoon Was Facing The Main Thrust Of The Entire German Assault Vastly Outnumbered, They Repulsed Three German Assaults In A Fierce Day Long Battle, Killing Over Five Hundred German Soldiers And Defending A Strategically Vital Hill Only When Bouck S Men Had Run Out Of Ammunition Did They Surrender To The Enemy.As POWs, Bouck S Platoon Began An Ordeal Far Worse Than Combat Survive In Captivity Under Trigger Happy German Guards, Allied Bombing Raids, And A Daily Ration Of Only Thin Soup In German POW Camps, Hundreds Of Captured Americans Were Either Killed Or Died Of Disease, And Most Lost All Hope But The Men Of Bouck S Platoon Survived Miraculously, All Of Them.Once Again In Vivid, Dramatic Prose, Alex Kershaw Brings To Life The Story Of Some Of America S Little Known Heroes The Story Of America S Most Decorated Small Unit, An Epic Story Of Courage And Survival In World War II, And One Of The Most Inspiring Stories In American History.

Download ☆ The Longest Winter  By Alex Kershaw – Varanus.us
  • Hardcover
  • 344 pages
  • The Longest Winter
  • Alex Kershaw
  • English
  • 22 February 2017
  • 0306813041

    10 thoughts on “Download ☆ The Longest Winter By Alex Kershaw – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    Kershaw s account is that of an overlooked and belatedly heralded action by one platoon in the first stages of World War II s Battle of the Bulge The stand of eighteen untested soldiers against a German paratrooper regiment at a key crossroads was instrumental in slowing down the advance of the German forces and giving the allied army the time to adjust to an attack that had taken it by complete surprise and left it reeling in disarray The army was then able to regroup and initiate the counter Kershaw s account is that of an overlooked and belatedly heralded action by one platoon in the first stages of World War II s Battle of the Bulge The stand of eighteen untested soldiers against a German paratrooper regiment at a key crossroads was instrumental in slowing down the advance of the German forces and giving the allied army the time to adjust to an attack that had taken it by complete surprise and left it reeling in disarray The army was then able to regroup and initiate the counterattack that eventually resulted in victory.All of the members of the platoon that were engaged in the battle miraculously survived, although a number of them were wounded, two very seriously But all were captured an...


  2. says:

    Probably my favorite book so far this year The Longest Winter tells the story of an intelligence reconnaissance platoon Although they weren t trained for defending fixed positions, they got stuck with that duty, and happened to be manning foxholes when the big German offensive came December 16, 1944 Twenty two men held off hundreds of attacking German troops before running out of ammunition and being captured They managed to stall part of the German advance for roughly a day, giving vi Probably my favorite book so far this year The Longest Winter tells the story of an intelligence reconnaissance platoon Although they weren t trained for defending fixed positions, they got stuck with that duty, and happened to be manning foxholes when the big German offensive came December 16, 1944 Twenty two men held off hundreds of attacking German troops before running out of ammunition and being captured They managed to stall part of the German advance for roughly a day, giving vital time to other units and contributing significantly to an eventual Allied victory.The battle of Lanzerath, however, was only the beginning of the war for these men They spend months combating filth, lice, disease, starvation, and depression as POWs in Nazi Germany Several of them were also healing from wounds re...


  3. says:

    They were so young, these American soldiers just trying to keep warm and prepare for the push into Germany They paid the price for the intelligence failures of the overconfident generals safe and cozy in Versailles and other chateaus Those at HHQ were certain the Germans could only slow the inevitable defeat Au contraire The Longest Winter The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II s Most Decorated Platoon tells the story of a small platoon caught on the northern spearhead o They were so young, these American soldiers just trying to keep warm and prepare for the push into Germany They paid the price for the intelligence failures of the overconfident generals safe and cozy in Versailles and other chateaus Those at HHQ were certain the Germans could only slow the inevitable defeat Au contraire The Longest Winter The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II s Most Decorated Platoon tells the story of a small platoon caught on the northern spearhead of the German attack The 394th Intelligence and Reconnaissance IR Platoon ...


  4. says:

    Written for the average reader Plenty of rich detail from both side s perspectives Lots of action and suspense I ve encountered the story of the Battle of the Bulge any number of times, but this was a whole new angle that was enlightening and entertaining Man, they had a rough go of it.


  5. says:

    In general I am not a big fan of small, or single unit, books Their focus sometimes seems to be that if this unit would have been allowedfreedom, men, equipment, etc that this unit could have won a battle or even have turned the tide of action Sometimes actions of singular units can and do change the course of battles, but unless there is a telling of the actions that are going on around this unit it causes a sense of isolation and lack of reality This book avoids that trap and does it In general I am not a big fan of small, or single unit, books Their focus sometimes seems to be that if this unit would have been allowedfreedom, men, equipment, etc that this unit could have won a battle or even have turned the tide of action Sometimes actions of sing...


  6. says:

    This is the story of a platoon of men who were trained as Intelligence and Reconnaissance soldiers, but found themselves in a fight for their lives as infantrymen They were out front of the 379th Division, 99th, Infantry Division push into Germany in late fall, 1944 They met what was Hitler s last great secret all out, do or die effort to defeat the Allies in the west, which became to be known as the Battle of the Bulge The platoon s heroic efforts were not recognized by the Army, our governm This is the story of a platoon of men who were trained as Intelligence and Reconnaissance soldiers, but found themselves in a fight for their lives as infantrymen They were out front of the 379th Division, 99th, Infantry Division push into Germany in late fall, 1944 They met what was Hitler s last gre...


  7. says:

    This is the book that Band of Brothersshould ve been This is one of the best reconstructions of the sheer terror of the opening offensive in the Ardennes ever written It is also required reading for all the fans of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.While most of the individual characterising of our ASTP grunts occurs in the first chapters, during the stateside training, it takes hold We are able to form a mental picture of the German Jew that zealously exchanged his Wehrmacht uniform for the U.S , the Gree This is the book that Band of Brothersshould ve been This is one of the best reconstructions of the sheer terror of the opening offensive in the Ardennes ever written It is also required reading for all the fans of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.While most of the individual characterising of our ASTP grunts occurs in the first chapters, during the stateside training, it takes hold We are able to form...


  8. says:

    A well written, very readable book about the extraordinary heroism of the Intelligence and Reconnaissance platoon of the 394th Infantry Regiment of the 99th Division at Lanzareth, Belgium A book that should be read by anyone interested in the events of the the Battle of the Bulge ...


  9. says:

    I love true stories about personal courage and this book really delivers Well written, gripping story about an Intelligence and Reconnaissance platoon who fought heroically and survived As POWs Thank you to the author for telling this story.


  10. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This obscure WWII battle described in the book is one I doubt many have heard of, I hadn t If you re a student of war history you ll want to know about it Its importance to the outcome of the Battle of the Bulge can t be overstated since it was the first engagement of the battle The Battle of Lanzerath Ridge in Belgium was only a 10 hour battle but that day may have been the single biggest turning point in bringing the war to an end 5 months later On Dec 15, 1945 an American 18 man reconnai This obscure WWII battle described in the book is one I doubt many have heard of, I hadn t If you re a student of war history you ll want to know about it Its importance to the outcome of the Battle of the Bulge can t be overstated since it was the first engagement of the battle The Battle of Lanzerath Ridge in Belgium was only a 10 hour battle but that day may have been the single biggest turning point in bringing the war to an end 5 months later On Dec 15, 1945 an American 18 man reconnaissance platoon from 99th Infantry Division led by a 20 year old 1st Lt named Lyle Bouck held off an elite SS Panzer Tank battalion of 500 men with only one heavy machine gun and small arms fire By holding the Panzer Battalion which was the northern spear of the attack at bay that day it allowed the All...

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