The 28th Infantry Division and the Battle of the Bulge

ISBN: 9781781559284
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A forensic examination of what lay behind the exceptional heroism exhibited by the 28th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge.
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  • Addresses, for the first time, how religious faith, unit allegiance, patriotism and
    self-preservation within the 28th contributed to events on the ground

  • Written by the former command historian of the 28th Infantry Division, who
    has toured the battlefields and studied in great depth the first-hand accounts
    of the men who took part in the Battle of the Bulge

  • 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

  • This new comprehensive work will appeal to historians and readers of all levels interested in militaria and the Battle of the Bulge

This book is not another battle chronicle. It is an examination of how the motivations of individual soldiers to fight and win can make the difference in battle, especially in the face of overwhelming odds.

In December 1944, the American 28th Infantry Division occupied an 85-mile front extending along Germany’s borders with Belgium and Luxembourg. There they repelled a desperate attempt by Hitler to drive a wedge through the Allied lines to the port of Antwerp, which he believed would buy his scientists the time they needed to complete development of the super weapons forecast to turn the tide of the war.

This book explores the first-hand accounts of men of the 28th Infantry Division, who, with extraordinary tenacity, held the line through December 1944 and January 1945, and the chaplains who attended their religious needs. It assesses the efforts of the U.S. government to inspire its soldiers to fight for the American way of life, and how these efforts filtered onto the battlefield, shaping the resolve of the men asked, if necessary, to make the ultimate sacrifice.

BOOK ISBN 9781781559284
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 240 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS 49 illustrations

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Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr. is an award-winning writer/editor with over 25 years’ experience and is the author of over 150 published articles and three books. Zapotoczny Jr. is a contributing writer and reviewer for several international publications and is a former historian with the US Army, specialising in military history and Holocaust studies. A native of Pennsylvania, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in world military history and a Master of Arts with honours in global history from the American Public University.