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Brown cloth with silver lettering, vii + 254 pp. Spine slightly cocked, bottom corners dented, slight edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart protector, minor edge wear, a little chipping at corners, top and base of spine, spine a bit sunned. Inscribed by author on front free end paper. An attractive copy. ; 16 pages of b/w photographs, introduction by Lt. Colonel Charles B. MacDonald, U. S. Army historian. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; 254 pages;
"Speak of the Huertgen Forest and you speak of Hell!
" During a seemingly interminable three months, from mid-September to mid-December, 1944, six American Infantry Divisions - the 1st, 4th, 8th, 9th, 28th, and 83rd - and part of the 5th Armored Division fought at one time in the Huertgen Forest. The cost: 28,000 casualties with one Division alone losing more than 6,000.
" This is the story of war - tough, dirty war as seen through the eyes of one man, Lt. Paul Boesch as he and his men and buddies fought and bled their way along the miserable Road to Huertgen, from Brest to the Crozon peninsula and finally to Huertgen itself. Huertgen, a nightmare of rain, mud, artillery, mortar, and mines.
" But most of all this is the story of that incredible composite of fighting men, the United States Infantry. Scared men with rifles - bayonets on one end and stark, naked courage on the other. Men who just wouldn't give up at Huertgen in spite of the Germans, the elements and the snafus at higher headquarters. Men who fought their way foot-by-foot day in and day out until the victory was theirs. "; Signed by Author
Title: Road to Huertgen [Signed] Forest in Hell
Categories: Military History,
Publisher: Houston, Texas, Gulf Publishing Company: 1962
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Inscription: Signed by Author
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 8643
Keywords: Military History World War II U.S. Army Infantry Combat Western Front German Frontier Battles Forest Combat Hertgen Forest Hand To Hand Combat