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'.
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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