Fatal Crossroads by Danny S. Parker
The Untold Story of the Malmedy Massacre at the Battle of the Bulge

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On December 17, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, more than eighty unarmed United States soldiers were shot down after having surrendered to an SS unit near the small crossroads town of Malmédy, Belgium. Although more than thirty men lived to tell of the massacre, exactly what took place that day remains mired in controversy. Was it just a “battlefield incident” or rather a deliberate slaughter? Who gave the orders: infamous SS leader Jochen Peiper or someone else?

Fatal Crossroads vividly reconstructs the critical events leading up to the atrocity—for the first time in all their revealing detail—as well as the aftermath. Danny S. Parker spent fifteen years researching original sources and interviewing more than one hundred witnesses to uncover the truth behind the Malmédy massacre, and the result is riveting.

 

About Danny S. Parker

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Danny S. Parker, an expert on the Ardennes Offensive, has written extensively about the military campaign. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Battle of the Bulge and he lives in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
 
Published November 22, 2011 by Da Capo Press. 437 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Military historian Parker (The Battle of the Bulge: The German View, 1998, etc.) returns with a sharply focused look at a grisly 1944 incident, the massacre of more than 80 American prisoners outside Malmédy, Belgium.

Oct 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Fatal Crossroads: The Untold ...

The Roanoke Times

Despite some of the foibles, however, Parker not only sheds light on an oft-forgotten portion of the American experience in World War II, he rigorously dissects it, providing a benchmark for any future studies of the Malmedy massacre.

Jan 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Fatal Crossroads: The Untold ...

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