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51st - Engineers

Honored for their pivotal role in the Battle of the Bulge, in December 1944;

they ranked with the few ... on the summit of that single greatest victory in U. S. Army history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is their story, retold in the exciting new book - - "UNBROKEN LINE".

 

"Unbroken Line, the story of the 51st Engineer Combat Battalion, is quite certainly the best history in or out of print that has been written about a battalion-sized unit in World War II. It covers completely and in lucid, readable style ... organization ... individual, unit and combined training ... landing on Utah Beach 3 weeks after D-Day; its support of infantry and airborne divisions across Europe to the Danube River; its crucial role in the Battle of the Bulge where it earned the U. S. Presidential Citation and The French Croix de Guerre; and its construction under fire of the heavy pontoon bridge across the Rhine River at Remagen.

Maps are detailed, accurate and vividly portray the operations described in the text. The battalion's history comes alive with quotes from letters to home written by members of the battalion. For the researcher of World War II training and combat operations at battalion level, this book is a must. For the reader interested in general in World War II, this book is highly readable and entertaining.         ( Excerpted from the review by Major General (Ret.) John Barnes, June 2002. Emphasis added.)

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Texts, photos and maps are adapted from Unbroken Line (whose maps are high quality grayscale).

 

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