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Author: Stanley Weintraub
ISBN 10: 074328710X
ISBN 13: 9780743287104
Number of pages 201. Black and white photographs.
Publisher: Free Press. First Edition
Date of Publication: 2006
It was truly a white Christmas in the Ardennes Forest in 1944, but that was cold comfort to the Allied soldiers trying to stop the Nazis from retaking Belgium in one of the most decisive battles of World War II. While a German loudspeaker taunted, "How would you like to die for Christmas?" the Allied forces dug in, despite freezing conditions. They needed a miracle. In a medieval chapel, General Patton, who needed clear skies to allow airborne reinforcements to reach his trapped men, uttered what would become a famous prayer: "Sir, whose side are you on?" His prayer was answered. The skies cleared, the tide of battle turned, and Allied victory in World War 11 was assured.
Stanley Weintraub, born April 17, 1929, is an American historian, and biographer. He is Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities at Penn State University and the author of notable histories and biographies including: "11 Days in December: Christmas at the Bulge", Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce", "MacArthur's War", "Long Day's Journey into War", and "A Stillness Heard Round the World: The End of the Great War". He lives in Newark, Delaware.
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