Panzers in Winter

Hitler's Army and the Battle of the Bulge

Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.

Before dawn on December 16, 1944, German forces rolled through the frozen Ardennes in their last major offensive in the west, thus starting the Battle of the Bulge, which would become the U.S. Army's bloodiest engagement of World War II. Catching the Allies by surprise, the Germans made early gains, demolished the inexperienced U.S.
Publication date:
February 2008
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
66
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811734561

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£10.95

Overview
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Before dawn on December 16, 1944, German forces rolled through the frozen Ardennes in their last major offensive in the west, thus starting the Battle of the Bulge, which would become the U.S. Army's bloodiest engagement of World War II. Catching the Allies by surprise, the Germans made early gains, demolished the inexperienced U.S. 106th Infantry Division, and fought hard, but American counterattacks--and tenacious resistance in towns like Bastogne--combined with mounting German casualties and fuel shortages to force the German Army into a retreat from which it never recovered.