Ardennes 1944: Hitler's last gamble in the West by James ArnoldArdennes 1944: Hitler's last gamble in the West by James Arnold

Ardennes 1944: Hitler's last gamble in the West

byJames Arnold


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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.
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 Amer...
Title:Ardennes 1944: Hitler's last gamble in the WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.86 × 7.24 × 0.24 inPublisher:Bloomsbury USA

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0850459591

ISBN - 13:9780850459593

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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