The Ardennes Offensive VI Panzer Armee

The Ardennes Offensive VI Panzer Armee

Northern Sector

Order of Battle
  • Author: Bruce Quarrie
  • Publication Date: 1 Aug 1999
  • ISBN: 9781855328532
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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It was remarkable strategic effrontery to consider a major offensive even as the German Army was in the midst of its most punishing losses in five years of war. Yet Hitler insisted on the original, ambitious magnitude of his plan to stop the advance of the Allies, and strike a destructive counter-blow. Under the overall command of Feldmarschall Walter Model's Heeresgruppe B, Josef Dietrich's Panzer Armee was to spearhead the attack in the Ardennes' Northern Sector, together with the Volksgrenadiers. The stakes were high: Dietrich knew it was an offensive that would prove decisive in the course of the war.

Biographical Note

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.

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