By Robert E. Merriam
“This is certainly the best American conflict of the conflict, and should, i think, be considered as an ever recognized American victory.” Winston Churchill
On sixteen December 1944, the German military introduced their final in their assaults opposed to the Allied forces.
With the yank forces off shield the German offensive surged in the course of the Ardennes for a last-ditch try to win the conflict at the Western Front.
Robert E. Merriam, a soldier who witnessed the conflict, items jointly a step-by-step account of what happened from the making plans undertaken via the German excessive Command, to the preliminary engagement and encirclement of the Allied troops via to the counter-offensive that devastated the German forces.
Merriam spent a lot time wandering from the front-lines to the corps headquarters, listening, noting, and conversing with males who have been trying to stem this unexpected German tide. those first-hand debts, besides quite a few conflict files, shape the root of Merriam’s attention-grabbing paintings Dark December.
“Dark December occupies a amazing position between struggle books. each paragraph relies upon proof, no longer flimsy wartime rumors. Technical adequate for the pro, actual adequate for the historian (in truth, it's heritage of the best), it truly is lucid and comprehensible for the overall reader.” New York bring in Tribune
“If different veterans of the Army’s ancient department can retain Mr. Merriam’s excessive ordinary of stimulating, severe and painstaking paintings, we are going to be lucky. darkish December may be heartily urged to an individual faintly drawn to the war.” New York instances
“The publication explodes a couple of myths that have been successful their fallacious means into common belief.” Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Booklist
Dark December: the total Account of the conflict of the Bulge is key studying for somebody drawn to international battle and the main well-known conflict of the Western Front.
Robert E. Merriam used to be a captain within the usa military from 1942 to 1964. Dark December: the entire Account of the conflict of the Bulge used to be first released in 1947. He spent a couple of years in politics, together with 3 years as deputy assistant to the president lower than Dwight D. Eisenhower. He kicked the bucket in 1988.
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Dark December: The Full Account of the Battle of the Bulge by Robert E. Merriam