Warriors of the 106th

The Last Infantry Division of World War II

Martin King, Ken Johnson

The 106th were fresh, green and right in the way of the 5th German Army when the Battle of the Bulge began on December 16, 1944. This book covers the division's history and narrates the heroism of these young Americans in the face of overwhelming odds.
Publication date:
July 2017
Publisher :
Casemate
Language:
English
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Overview
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• First book to cover the whole story of 106th ID in WWII
• This book draws on previously unseen archival collections in Germany and the United States, previously unknown or unpublished memoirs, and testimony from the last survivors
• Book will be supported by an easily accessible online database of filmed interviews and clickable maps about the 106th Infantry Division

The 106th were fresh, green and right in the pathway of the 5th German Army when the Battle of the Bulge began at 0530 hours on December 16, 1944. This book covers the history along with the individual stories of the incredible heroism, sacrifice and tenacity of these young Americans in the face of overwhelming odds. From this division 6,800 men were taken prisoner but their story didn't end there. For the ones who miraculously escaped, there was a battle to fight, and fight it they would with every ounce of strength and courage they could muster. They would fight debilitating weather conditions more reminiscent of Stalingrad than the Belgian Ardennes. They would fight a determined enemy and superior numbers and despite all adversity they would eventually prevail. One 106th GI waged his own personal war using guerilla tactics that caused serious consternation amongst the German troops. For another GI his main concern was recovering his clean underwear. These stories are heartwarming, heartbreaking, nerve-wracking and compelling. They aim to put the reader right there in the front lines, and in the stalags, during the final months of WWII.

REVIEWS

I highly recommend this book to anyone with even a slight interest in the Bulge offensive. It gives a unique perspective often missed by histories trying to give a more broad brush picture.
Army Rumour Service

Many accounts have that rich vein of humour that soldiers so often show.
Miniature Wargames

King and Johnson's stirring account of the 106th is the stuff that legends are made of…
Books Monthly

An invaluable contribution to the growing library of World War II military histories, memoirs and biographies… highly and unreservedly recommended.
Midwest Book Review