Название: Bastogne: The Story of the First Eight Days
Автор: S.L.A. Marshall
Издательство: Center of Military History United States Army
Формат: PDF в RAR
U.S. Army in Action Series.
Bastogne: The Story of the First Eight Days In Which the 101 st Airborne Division Was Closed Within the Ring of German Forces. Originally published in 1946, this brief study provides a combat history of a critical battle during the Allied liberation of Europe in World War II. Outnumbered and surrounded for five days, a U.S. Army combined arms force of airborne infantry, armor, engineers, tank destroyers, and artillery conducted a successful defense of the Belgian crossroads town of Bastogne in late December 1944. They separated the German combined arms formations and destroyed the pieces, halting the offensive. The outcome of this battle was critical to the successful Allied defense against the German Ardennes offensive.