The Damned Engineers: How one battalion of Combat Engineers stalled Hitler's offensive in the Battle of the Bulge.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970. First edition 8vo. 409 pp. Corners and spine ends slightly bumped. Book is slightly rolled. Former owners bookplate to half-title page. Former owners name to half-title page in blue marker, small lettering, dated 1970. Slight rubbing to covers of dj. Pages are very crisp and clean, binding nice and tight. "Holt has written the story of the 291st Engineers in those days when everything hung in the balance- days of shock, confusion, improvisation and dogged valor. The Germans were everywhere, apparently invincible and utterly ruthless. Thier orders, from the Fuhrer himself, were to take no prisoners and they obeyed. This was perhaps their greatest mistake, for it was the news of the massacre near Malmedy that galvanized the Americans into implacable resistance." Very Good in Very Good dj Cloth (Item ID: 56566)