The longest winter : the Battle of the Bulge and the epic story of WWII's most decorated platoon / Alex Kershaw.
By: Kershaw, Alex.Material type: BookPublisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2005, c2004Edition: 1st Da Capo Press pbk. ed.Description: xi, 330 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0306814404 (pbk.); 9780306814402 (pbk.).Subject(s): United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 394th. Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon | Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German | Prisoners of war -- Germany -- History | Prisoners of war -- United States -- HistoryDDC classification: 940.541273
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-317) and index.
Watch on the Rhine -- The Battle of Lanzerath -- War behind wire -- Last battles -- List of awards: intelligence and reconnaissance plattoon, 394th infantry division, 99th infantry division and 394th presidential unit citation.
"On the morning of December 16, 1944, eighteen men of the Intelligence and Reconnaissance platoon attached to the 99th Infantry Division found themselves directly in the path of the main thrust of Hitler's massive Ardennes offensive. Despite being vastly outnumbered, they were told to hold their position "at all costs." Throughout the day, the platoon repulsed three large German assaults in a fierce day-long battle, killing hundreds of German soldiers. Only when they had run out of ammunition did they surrender to the enemy. But their long winter was just beginning"--Amazon.