The Longest Winter

The Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon
by Alex Kershaw

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Publication Date: July 30, 2015

ISBN: 9780141901763

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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A cold winter morning in the Ardennes Forest, 1944, and Hitler launches his last and most audacious attack on the unprepared Allies. Standing between the German forces and the desperately regrouping Allies were just eighteen young Americans, hidden in fox holes.

In a fierce day-long battle, this small band of soldiers repulsed the German attack three times, inflicting severe casualties and defending a strategically vital hill despite being vastly outnumbered. They surrendered only when they ran out of ammunition. But then the real battle for survival began ...

Alex Kershaw's brilliant account draws on the words of the decorated men who fought this heroic action, bringing vividly to life their struggle on the battlefield and later off it - as POWs.