Seven Roads to Hell
A Screaming Eagle at BastogneLarge Print - 2000
The Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division had just finished the battle for "the bridge too far", and, as Christmas 1944 approached, they were settling in for some hard-earned R&R. Then Hitler ordered a massive Nazi counterattack through the Ardennes Forest. The Screaming Eagles were rushed to Bastogne, a small Belgian crossroads where seven roads met and where the lightly armed and under-supplied division became the "cork in the bottle" of the Nazi onslaught. Burgett's stirring memoir (he was 19) recounts how epic courage bought the time needed for Patton's Third Army to redeploy.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 2000
Branch Call Number: LP 940.5421 BUR
Characteristics: 381 p. : $b ill
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