The Battle of The Bulge PB

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The Battle of the Bulge: Nazi Germany's Final Attack on the Western Front
By: Michael Burgan
112 Pages 
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 7.7 inches
Age Range: 9-12 years
Grade Level: 3-9

Vivid storytelling brings World War II history to life and place readers in the shoes of the people who experienced Germany's last major offensive on the Western Front. The battle began on December 16, 1944, when Germany launched a surprise attack. By the time the battle ended on January 25, 1945, it had not only become one of the war's bloodiest, but also proved to be the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. Suspenseful, dramatic events unfold in chronological, interwoven stories from the different perspectives of people who experienced the battle while it was happening. Narratives intertwine to create a breathless, "What's Next?" kind of read. Students gain a new perspective on historical figures as they learn about real people struggling to decide how best to act in a given moment.

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    "War of the Hurtgen Forest" AKA The Battle of The Budgeldge

    Posted by Lillian Jane Steele on Jul 18th 2021

    As a recently retired Educator and also a Museum Educator for over twenty years this book is an absolute must if you wish to assist your students in understanding The Battle of The Bulge at all.
    My dad was in this and although the Armed Forces were segregated at this time the Army saw the need to experiment with integration. It not only worked but helped to actually win and end the war in Europe. Daddy was an NCO(Sgt.) who was drafted from NC A and T State University in Greensboro, NC, received Desert Warfare training in Needles, Calif. and finally was sent over 60 days after D-Day. The weather during The Battle of the Bulge was the coldest in Europe in over 60 years, the fighting was horrendous but the integrated US Army prevailed along with our Allies in completing the ending of perhaps one of the most tragic wars in history. I learned a lot about this sad epoch by listening to and talking with him and so will all educators and their students as they read this book. When it is back in stock please consider adding this volume to your classroom library for middle and high school students if you have one. LJ Steele, MA Retired Museum Educator