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This, the second of six titles on the 'Battle of the Bulge', describes the Allied plans for the 'big push' into Germany and the lack of intelligence data warning of the impending German offensive. The organisation and composition of US V and XVIII (Airborne) Corps, the units defending the northern sector of the Ardennes, is then detailed down to company level. The impact of the assault on these units and their desperate attempts to stem the tide of the German attack is then examined. As in the companion volume the text is supported by comprehensive order of battle diagrams and full colour maps.
With a father and grandfather who served with distinction in two World Wars, Bruce Quarrie grew up with a fascination for military history. Born in 1947, he graduated with honours from Cambridge University in 1968 and started work as a journalist with the Financial Times. His first big break occurred in 1972 when he was appointed editor of Airfix Magazine which gave him the opportunity to travel widely around the world on NATO manoeuvres. He wrote his first book, on wargaming, in 1974 and since then he has had an average of two books published every year in addition to more than a dozen film scripts and, most recently, contributions to CD-ROM programmes. After editing the monthly magazine Military Illustrated for a number of years, he is now established as a full-time writer. Bruce's principal interest is in World War II and his definitive Encyclopaedia of the German Army was even translated and published in German.