Bastogne

Ardennes 1944

Simon Forty, Stephen Smith

 
Date Published :
October 2016
Publisher :
Casemate
Language:
English
Series :
Past & Present
Illustration :
Fully Illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781612004341
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7.25 inches
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$16.95

Overview
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The Past & Present Series reconstructs historical battles by using photography, juxtaposing modern views with those of the past. It shows how much infastructure has remained and points to the passing nature of things such as outfits, uniforms, and ephemera.

Bastogne will live forever in the annals of American military history. From the resounding “Nuts,” in response to the German demand for surrender, to the breaking of the siege by Patton’s Third Army—brilliantly disengaged from its positions on the Saar, wheeled 90 degrees and marched northwards faster than any thought possible—the defense of Bastogne and victory in the Ardennes was one of the greatest feats of American arms in the European Theater.

This title in the Past & Present series looks at the encirclement, siege, and relief with then and now photographs; specially commissioned aerial photos, and a wealth of detail.

About The Author
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Simon Forty was educated in Dorset and the north of England before reading history at London University’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He has been involved in publishing since the mid-1970s, first as editor and latterly as author. Son of author and RAC Tank Museum curator George Forty, he has continued in the family tradition writing mainly on historical and military subjects including books on the Napoleonic Wars and the two world wars. Recently he has produced a range of highly illustrated books on the Normandy battlefields, the Atlantic Wall and the liberation of the Low Countries with co-author Leo Marriott.

Stephen Smith, a veteran of over a thousand armed operations during his twenty-two years with the Metropolitan Police specialist firearms command, was born in south London in 1960. He joined the Met at nineteen and after twelve years in uniform passed selection for PT17, the Mets firearms unit, where he was selected to work on the specialist firearms teams, experiencing first-hand the explosive and controversial world of police firearms operations.Between operational postings, Stephen has taught most aspects of armed policing. He left the Met in 2013 after 33 years service and now instructs firearms and tactics with a non-Home Office police force.Author of _Stop! Armed Police!_ (Hale Publishing, 2013) Stephen Smith recently featured on Channel 5, in the four-part documentary series _Armed and Dangerous_ and previously HBO's _Secrets of New Scotland Yard_. He has also advised on films and TV police dramas. He continues to have a great interest in police firearms history and supports the police firearms charity the PFOA.

REVIEWS
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"a good introduction to what happened in the Ardennes back in that winter of 1944 and provided with lots of illustrations which will be such a useful reference for you if you want to visit the area for yourself. As a visitor myself, I can only recommend it, as there is good food, beautiful countryside and plenty of history to be found"

- Military Modelling

"...lavishly illustrated…good value for money and are recommended.”

- Casemate: Journal of the Fortress Study Group

“These books are great for all ages but the younger me would have loved them and each volume is an ideal present for the history mad youth in your family.”

- War History Online

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