Ardennes 1944

Hitler's last gamble in the West

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Ardennes 1944

Hitler's last gamble in the West

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Osprey's examination of the 'Battle of the Bulge,' which was the last major German offensive in the West during World War II (1939-1945). 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.

Table of 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/Wargaming Ardennes 1944

Product details

Published Sep 27 1990
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9780850459593
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 79 b/w; 19 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 5
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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