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By William Walker

A bright, exciting, and impeccably researched account of America’s bloodiest conflict ever—World warfare I’s Meuse-Argonne Offensive—and the stunning American cover-up at its heart.

The 12 months is 1918. German engineers have fortified Montfaucon, an increased fort in northern France, with bunkers, tunnels, and a top-secret observatory able to directing artillery shells around the battlefield. Following a couple of unsuccessful assaults, the French have deemed Montfaucon impregnable. taking pictures it's the key to luck for basic John J. Pershing’s 1.2 million troops and his plan to finish the struggle. yet a betrayal of american citizens via americans ends up in a bloody debacle. In his masterful Betrayal at Little Gibraltar, William Walker tells the complete tale for the 1st time.

After a hold up within the attack on Montfaucon, millions of american citizens misplaced their lives whereas the Germans defended their place with out mercy. Years of archival examine express the particular explanation for the hold up used to be a senior American officer, significant normal Robert E. Lee Bullard, who disobeyed orders to aid within the direct attack on Montfaucon. the end result was once the pointless slaughter of yankee doughboys throughout the attack. even supposing a number of officials discovered of the conditions, Pershing secure Bullard—an outdated pal and fellow West element graduate—by masking up the tale. the real and entire account of the conflict that expense 122,000 American casualties was once nearly misplaced to time.

A "military historical past for all libraries" (Library Journal), Betrayal at Little Gibraltar tells of the warriors who fought to catch the enormous fort and push the yank boost. utilizing unpublished first-person accounts—and that includes photos, files, and maps—Walker describes the horrors of wrestle, the sacrifices of the doughboys, and the made up our minds efforts of 2 individuals to resolve the secret of Montfaucon. this can be compelling heritage, vital to learn, an "as precious account as Barbara Tuchman's The weapons of August" (Virginian-Pilot).

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