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This paintings provides a vibrant account of the generals' making plans and the troops' affliction within the biggest, longest and bloodiest conflict of global conflict I. It demanding situations the slim horizons of army historical past and may problem the reader's view of France, and the very nature of war.

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Winston Churchill once observed, ‘A nation that forgets its past has no future’. His words could not better describe the purpose of this book. Having walked the woods of the Ardennes for over thirty years with soldiers and civilians, and interviewed hundreds of eyewitnesses, my aim has been not only to remember and commemorate those who fought and died in the Bulge, but also to remind another generation of the debt we owe to our forebears. In many ways the Ardennes has changed very little since 1945.

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