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Voices of the Bulge: Untold Stories from Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Hardcover – September 9, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Zenith Press; First edition (September 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760340331
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760340332
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.1 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #382,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book is highly recommended to any history aficionado. It is a very unique document, as it describes the very human aspect of combat by those that experienced it. The DVD is a nice addition, as literally, you can see and hear the Voices of the Bulge." - International Plastic Modelers' Society



“The authors spent more than 12 years researching, interviewing and compiling information for this book. By sprinkling their narrative with concise biographical sketches and personal vignettes, Collins and King succeed admirably in combining official combat histories with the reminiscences of the men and women who experienced war on the Belgian frontier in late 1944 and early ’45. The result is a riveting tribute to the generation that experienced World War II firsthand. Collins and King have produced a marvelous compendium of recollections from military veterans and the civilians caught up in the last significant German offensive on the Western Front.” - ARMY



Tucson Citizen

"What was it like to have been involved up close and personal in this historic battle? Although many books have been written about the now legendary event, few --- if any --- have been able to respectfully and compellingly capture both sides of the conflict. Filmmakers Michael Collins and Martin King, producers of the documentary “Voices of the Bulge,” present this companion oral history that feature both the people featured in their film and others. This is a well-rounded perspective documents this decisive battle through the memories and observations of the soldiers who were there."
Bookviews by Alan Caruba
"...a fitting tribute to the men who made the ultimate sacrifice and the veterans who lived to tell their story."


Library Journal

This day-by-day account of the Battle of the Bulge takes the personal stories of servicemen to give a trench-level view of the combat. The book and companion DVD documentary are based on interviews conducted by filmmakers Collins and King, who provide some framing narrative and profiles of the prominent commanders of the battle. The bulk of the text is composed of the GIs’ individual and unit stories. VERDICT: For those unfamiliar with the battle, this may not provide sufficient overall context, but for readers who know the battle history, and those—teens and adults alike—who enjoy works such as Stephen Ambrose’s Band of Brothers, it is recommended.—Brian DeLuca, Enoch Pratt Free Lib., Baltimore

WWII History magazine

"What sets this oral history apart from the many others that have been published is that it is accompanied by a 47-minute DVD of the authors' documentary of the Battle of the Bulge...The authors have done an excellent job in describing the action."

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The massive German counteroffensive operation codenamed Wacht am Rhein (Watch on the Rhine) was launched in the early morning hours of December 16, 1944. To most Americans, the fierce combat that raged across the Belgian countryside from December 1944 through January 1945 is best known as “the Battle of the Bulge.” Almost one million soldiers would eventually take part in the fighting. Voices of the Bulge is told through numerous first-person accounts taken from the authors’ interviews of American officers and enlisted personnel who successfully repelled the German attack with their courage and blood. German veterans, including SS soldiers, were also interviewed by the authors after decades of silence. They give eyewitness accounts of the massive German buildup and onslaught that threatened to turn the tide of the battle in Western Europe and made it one of the most crucial battles in the history of the free world. This incredibly rare and complete perspective of events gives Voices of the Bulge a unique place among histories of this crucial campaign.


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What a wonderful book, full of great details and great stories as well.
bierhausser
Reading various histories (Ambrose, Macdonald, etc...) of the battle provided the overall context.
Jeffrey B. Barta
Unfortunately this book is full of mistakes in the captions under the photos too.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey B. Barta on October 20, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Having lived in Europe and toured the Ardennes extensively, twice with Martin King as a guide, I can tell you that this book and DVD make a perfect cap to my travels. Reading various histories (Ambrose, Macdonald, etc...) of the battle provided the overall context. Touring the battlefields with Martin provided the sights and smells. Actually reading and hearing the words (of both Americans and Germans-a first for me) of the participants tied everything together in a living history. The stories told by the vets, especially Mr. John Schaffner, whom I recently was extremely honored to meet in person, are heartfelt and unvarnished. Martin and Michael compiled a great book- but it is the vets themselves that are the Voices. Well DONE!
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Björn Hellqvist on January 9, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Writing books with a fresh perspective on battles done to death is a tall order. "Voices of the Bulge" is an oral history of the December 1944 Ardennes Offensive ("Battle of the Bulge"), where the authors have compiled interviews with veterans and interwoven them with an account on the battle. The book is the result of twelve years of research and interviews, and the authors have tracked down scores of veterans of the battle. Several of them have since passed away, further stressing the importance of documenting their stories. While I applaud all attempts to ensure that the experiences of the men and women who were there aren't forgotten, I'm not entirely impressed with the end product.

To be fair, the book is a readable and straightforward account of the Battle of the Bulge, with the emphasis on the critical first ten days. There are ample accounts by veterans, ranging from a paragraph to several of pages in length, with the text returning several times to the veterans as the narrative progresses. An interesting aspect of the book are the accounts by the American soldiers who were taken prisoner of war and transferred to Germany. Scant food, minimal comfort, and being bombed by their own side were some of the hardships they had to endure. I for one would've liked to read more about it. Another aspect that gets coverage is the work by Belgian volunteer nurses in Bastogne. Renée Lemaire, made known to a bigger audience through the HBO mini-series "Band of Brothers", is mentioned, and the authors managed to track down her colleague, Augusta Chiwy. The brave Congo-born nurse hasn't got the recognition she is due (she was briefly portrayed in the series by a much darker actor), but the authors attempt to set things right.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By tankterror on June 14, 2013
Format: Hardcover
It pains me to write this review since I know how much work authors Michael Collins and Martin King went through to put out this book. I commend them for getting actual face time with these great veterans of World War II and hearing there "foxhole" point of view of the Battle of the Bulge. I never tire of reading a foot soldiers actual account.

There are some moments were the veteran who is being quoted in the text, gets some fact wrong like the correct name of the town or swapping millimeters for calibers when naming a weapon. These things are to be expected when the memories are 50 or 60 years old and the soldier has been back to civilian life most of that time. This is totally excusable and the reader should look at the emotion of the veterans experience and not hold him to the exact facts of the situation. He was most likely in a life or death situation at the time. But it would be nice to see some editor's note correcting the facts. Many of these mistakes are missed by the editor.

Unfortunately this book is full of mistakes in the captions under the photos too. Inexcusable mistakes like naming the wrong gun or tank in the photo. Even the slightest bit of fact checking online or in a library would show the error. On page 110 there is a "rare photograph" that claims to be of a Jagdtiger and a King Tiger with a Heschel turret. First off, this is a Jagdpanther with a King Tiger with a PORSCHE turret and this is not even a photo. It's a screenshot FROM A COMPUTER GAME... how insulting. Somehow the editor missed all of the mistakes and let this book through. Once several mistakes like these are discovered in a history book, then it throws the whole book into question.

I couldn't even finish the last few chapters, sorry guys.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Lignor on August 23, 2011
Format: Hardcover
It was December of the year 1944 and the horrific World War was going the way of the Allies and creeping toward it's close. The Invasion on the Normandy Beaches had taken place in June and, in August, Paris was liberated and there were some who thought they might be heading home for Christmas. But, according to many historians, you couldn't count Adolf Hitler out. There was always something in the back of his mind to throw everyone off. In the past year he had been the target not only of the Allies but of his own General Staff. Some of his Generals planned to assassinate Hitler and take over the SS and start a new government in Germany and, of course, end the war. All of their plans fell apart and Hitler was getting ready for his last gasp before the end.

Hitler and his minions were planning a very powerful operation code-named "Wacht am Rhein" (Watch on the Rhine). This battle was better known as the Battle of the Bulge, launched in the early morning hours of December 16, 1944. This was to be the battle that would turn the war around and give it back to Germany. This terrible land battle would come to be known as the greatest land battle of World War II. Almost one million soldiers would eventually take part in the fighting and this book is a little different as it tells the story of this crucial battle in the words of soldiers who were there. The authors held interviews with American Soldiers, both officers and enlisted men. These men faced the massive German attacks that Hitler just knew would turn the tide of battle towards the Germans. These extremely brave soldiers stopped the attack with their courage but, not before many of them had been killed. Also included are stories from German veterans of the battles, including SS soldiers, who were interviewed by the authors.
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