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Author Schrijvers, Peter, 1963-

Title The unknown dead : civilians in the Battle of the Bulge / Peter Schrijvers
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents The northern shoulder -- The Peiper breakthrough -- Closing in on St. Vith -- The race for Bastogne -- The Houffalize corridor -- The southern shoulder -- The fall of St. Vith -- The siege of Bastogne -- Between the Salm and the Ourthe -- Between the Ourthe and the Meuse -- Counterattack from the south -- Lifting the siege of Bastogne -- Eliminating the bulge
Summary Traditional histories of the hard-fought Battle of the Bulge routinely include detailed lists of the casualties suffered by American, British, and German troops. Conspicuously lacking in most accounts, however, are references to the civilians in Belgium and Luxembourg who lost their lives in the same battle. Yet the most reliable current estimates calculate the number of civilians who perished in the Ardennes in six weeks of fighting at approximately three thousand. In gruesome detail, The Unknown Dead tells the story of ordinary people caught up in the maelstrom of war. Renowned historian Pe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English translation of Dutch original
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Subject Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945.
Civilian war casualties -- Belgium.
Civilian war casualties -- Luxembourg.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Belgian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Casualties -- Belgium.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Casualties -- Luxembourg.
Genre/Form Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004027053
ISBN 0813137586 (electronic bk.)
081317208X (electronic bk.)
9780813137582 (electronic bk.)
9780813172088 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Wreed als ijs. English