LOST BATTALIONS: Going for Broke in the Vosges, Autumn 1944. Chronicles the fate of the 1st Battalion of the 141st Infantry "Alamo Regiment" cut off for five days behind German lines, and the Japanese Americans of the 100/442nd Regimental Combat Team who came to their rescue.
At the same time, only five miles north, a 1,000-man German battalion from Salzburg simply "vanished" as the mountain troops sent to link with them found themselves holding a mountain pass against overwhelming odds. LOST BATTALIONS, told by the men from both sides of the war, from general to private, is an extraordinary story of courage, honor and humanity.
Japanese-American Nisei 100/442d RCT rescues the 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry, 36th Infantry Division while Germany's 201st Mountain Battalion attempts a similar rescue only 5 miles away. During the fierce fighting in the Vosges Mountains of eastern France during Autumn 1944, one of the most amazing incidents in military history took place: the rescue of two infantry battalions, one American, one German, cut off far behind each others' enemy lines, completely surrounded and running out of food and ammo. This is the heroic story from both the American and German points of view. 40 photos, index, maps, 226 pages.
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