Ardennes 1944

Ardennes 1944

Hitler's last gamble in the West

Campaign 5
  • Author: James Arnold
  • Short code: CAM 5
  • Publication Date: 27 Sep 1990
  • ISBN: 9780850459593
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The 'Battle of the Bulge' was the last major German offensive in the West. Three armies attacked through the Ardennes, the weakest point in the American lines - and almost broke through. This title describes the planning of the attack and the course of events, including the defence of Bastogne and the heroic delaying actions fought by GIs supposed to be in a 'quiet' sector of the front. In spite of serious American disadvantages Hitler's offensive was stopped. James Arnold explains exactly how this was achieved, and how Germany's last hopes of victory were finally put to rest. Campaigns 5, 24, 74 and 75 are also available in a single volume special edition as ‘Into the Reich'.

Biographical Note

James R Arnold is an established author who has contributed to numerous military publications. James spent his formative years in Europe and used the opportunity to study the sites of historic battlefields. He has many published books to his credit, covering topics such as the Napoleonic campaigns and the battles and armies of the American Civil War. James lives in Virginia, USA.

Contents

Background to Crisis: the Plan is Born
The Opposing Forces
Assault
Breakthrough
Race to Bastogne
The Defence of St Vith
The Defence of Bastogne
To the Meuse
Conclusion
The Battlefield Today
Chronology
A Guide to Further Reading
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