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Knife Edge: Montgomery and the Battle of the Bulge [Kindle Edition]

Robert Oulds
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The Battle of the Bulge was the last great conflict of World War Two.

An epic confrontation, it almost turned the tide of the war.

It was Hitler's last great gamble.

But the decisive role of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery and the British-led forces in thwarting the Fuhrer's plans has remained largely hidden from view.

In 'Knife Edge: Montgomery and the Battle of the Bulge', the military historian Robert Oulds tells the real story of that victory.

The bold German surprise attack shocked and nearly overawed the American forces in the path of the Panzer’s ferocious assault.

The German Fuhrer had the British commander in his sights. Ultimately the leader of the Third Reich wanted to capture the British-held port of Antwerp and then isolate and destroy Montgomery’s 21st Army Group.

But Monty, as the Field Marshall was known, was never going to let that happen.

He planned the allied response to the German attack, took over the command of two American armies, and drove the Nazis back.

The Battle of the Bulge was very much Montgomery’s battle.

And the victory when it finally came was his victory.

'Knife-Edge' punctures many of the myths that have grown up around the battle, and looks at the enormous controversy surrounding Montgomery’s role at the heart of this great confrontation between Nazi Germany and the allies.
Some historians have sought to almost write him out of the fighting altogether - but now it is time to tell the long overdue story of Montgomery and the Battle of the Bulge.

Drawing on telegrams and personal letters, Oulds brings the role of Monty vividly to life. It is a book that no one interested in World War Two will want to miss.

Robert Oulds is the long-standing Director of the Bruges Group, the respected think tank which for the last 20 years has been at the forefront of the debate about the UK’s relationship with the wider world. His grandfather served as a soldier under Montgomery in North Africa, Sicily and at Arnhem during the Second World War. Robert is a Standard Bearer and Treasurer for the Royal British Legion. His books include 'Montgomery and the First War on Terror'.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 367 KB
  • Print Length: 108 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (28 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D2SHAEQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paperback Version .... Please? 16 Jun 2013
Absolutely excellent Robert. However, I need a paperback version. I loved your first book on Montgomery. However, as you make so many excellent points, there a serious need to mark and refer back back again and again (perhaps I'm slow). This I cannot do with an "eBook." I also always buy a couple more for discussion for my ex-military, now-retired, friends some of whom fought in WW2. (They certainly won't read an "e-Book!")

Please let me know)

Craig Millar
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hitler's last great gamble. 5 Jun 2013
Such an important conflict of WWII, The Battle of the Bulge is worth reading about. Hitler's last real push at the end of the war, the battle sat on a 'knife edge'.

This ebook is a good analysis that looks at the role of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery extensively. It examines the surprise attack by the Germans and attempts to destroy Montgomery's Army. But essentially it hones in on how Monty drove the Nazis back.

Oulds turns to primary sources such as letters and telegrams - to let the key players of the conflict speak for themselves. A comprehensive look at motivations and struggles of those involved in a decisive battle.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Little known World War II story 18 July 2013
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---the details are extremely good and largely unknown to the British public. The only hesitation I have is with the editing, spelling and grammar of whoever transcribed it to Kindle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Monty did more than I thought 7 Dec 2013
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Well researched and new to me for I believed that the British part of the Battle of the Bulge was very slight, apart from ensuring
that the Germans would be unable to cross the Meuse.
We've been frequently told of Montgomery's arrival in a Union Flag bedecked Rolls Royce at US HQ, but then he drifts out of the story.
However, it turns out that he didn't do half bad.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great old Monty 4 Aug 2013
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As a book well written. Aimed at an audience that see the Germans as our enemies, and Great Britain not handcuffed to Europe.
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