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The Battle Of The Bulge

Author : Patrick Delaforce
ISBN : 9781473835122
Genre : History
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By late 1944 the Allies were poised to smash the Siegfried Line and break into Germany. Supply lines were shorter thanks to the port of Antwerp. Arnhem aside, there had been a long run of victories and there was no intelligence even from ULTRA to suggest a German counter-offensive.So the major December attack through the mountainous Ardennes by massed Panzers and infantry took the Allies totally by surprise. Fog and low cloud negated the Allies' air supremacy, English-speaking German commandos in captured jeeps created panic and withdrawal of US forces became a near rout with morale all but broken.For ten days the situation worsened and Antwerp was seriously threatened and 21st Army Group in danger of being cut off.Clear skies for the Thunderbolts and coherent counter-attacks by rapidly deployed reinforcements turned the tide in the nick of time, so preventing a catastrophic defeat for the Allies.All this and more is graphically narrated in this fine study of a pivotal battle, that so nearly changed the course of war.
Category: History

The Battle Of The Bulge

Author : Martin King
ISBN : 1789500060
Genre : Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945
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The Battle Of The Bulge

Author : James R. Arnold
ISBN : IND:30000095295733
Genre : History
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James Arnold describes the planning of the attack and the course of events, including the defense of Bastogne and the heroic delaying actions fought by GIs.
Category: History

Hitler S Last Gamble

Author : Trevor Nevitt Dupuy
ISBN : 006092196X
Genre : Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945.
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The German counterattack against American and British soldiers approaching the German border from the west came as a complete surprise. But the Americans hung on heroically, and, when the smoke cleared, Hitler was finished. This impressive recounting of the Battle of the Bulge provides a compelling yet evenhanded treatment of this tide-turning event. 42 photos. 22 maps.
Category: Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945.

Ardennes 1944

Author : Antony Beevor
ISBN : 9780141941271
Genre : History
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From the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day, Antony Beevor's Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble tells the story of the German's ill-fated final stand. On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes. He believed he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp, then force the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back. The Ardennes offensive, with more than a million men involved, became the greatest battle of the war in western Europe. American troops, taken by surprise, found themselves fighting two panzer armies. Belgian civilians fled, justifiably afraid of German revenge. Panic spread even to Paris. While many American soldiers fled or surrendered, others held on heroically, creating breakwaters which slowed the German advance. The harsh winter conditions and the savagery of the battle became comparable to the eastern front. And after massacres by the Waffen-SS, even American generals approved when their men shot down surrendering Germans. The Ardennes was the battle which finally broke the back of the Wehrmacht. 'Revealing, profound and thoroughly unputdownable, Stalingrad is an extraordinary achievement which transcends its genre' Vitali Vitaliev, Daily Telegraph (on Stalingrad) 'This brilliant storyteller. . . makes us feel the chaos and the fear as if every drop of blood was our own: that is his gift. It is much more than just a humane account; it is compellingly readable, deeply researched and beautifully written' Simon Sebag Montefiore, Spectator (on Berlin) 'This is a terrific, inspiring, heart-breaking book. It makes the argument all over again that the world would be an infinitely better place if it didn't keep producing subject matter for military historians: but as long as it does, we can rejoice that at the top of that profession is Antony Beevor' Sam Leith, Daily Mail (on D-Day) 'His book is the definitive history. This is World War II as Tolstoy would have described it - the great and the small' Gerard DeGroot, Washington Post (on The Second World War) Antony Beevor is the renowned author of Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award. His books have appeared in thirty foreign editions and sold over six million copies.
Category: History

Hitler S Last Gamble

Author : Jacques Nobécourt
ISBN : UOM:39015011043505
Genre : Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945
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Battle Of The Bulge

Author : Danny S. Parker
ISBN : 1853674001
Genre : Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945
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First published in 1992 to rave reviews, Danny Parker's "Battle of the Bulge" has since become the "standard" history of the battle, praised by historians for its stirring narrative, meticulous research, and its wealth of new information and fresh interpretations. Published now in a new edition, including a photo section with fascinating then-and-now images of the Ardennes area battlefield, this "classic" history of the Battle of the Bulge will be released to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the battle.
Category: Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945

Hitler S Last Gamble

Author : Bill Cain
ISBN : 1846030579
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Planned down to the last detail by Hitler himself, the Battle of the Bulge was the last major German attack on the Western Front. On December 16, 1944, 30 German divisions roared across the Allied Front. The battle that ensued nearly proved disastrous for the Allied forces with some of the harshest fighting conditions of the war. Under-strength, under-equipped and operating in freezing temperatures, the US Army, notably the 101st stationed in Bastogne, fought back, extinguishing German hopes of victory. Featuring first-hand accounts that give the narrative a profoundly human element, this action-packed comic strip provides readers of all ages with a vivid recreation of the attack, remembered as the biggest and bloodiest single battle ever to be fought by the US Army in World War II.
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The Battle Of The Bulge

Author : Michael Burgan
ISBN : 9781543572599
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Vivid storytelling brings World War II history to life and place readers in the shoes of the people who experienced Germany's last major offensive on the Western Front. The battle began on December 16, 1944, when Germany launched a surprise attack. By the time the battle ended on January 25, 1945, it had not only become one of the war's bloodiest, but also proved to be the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. Suspenseful, dramatic events unfold in chronological, interwoven stories from the different perspectives of people who experienced the battle while it was happening. Narratives intertwine to create a breathless, "What's Next?" kind of read. Students gain a new perspective on historical figures as they learn about real people struggling to decide how best to act in a given moment.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Nuts The Battle Of The Bulge

Author : Donald M. Goldstein
ISBN : 157488039X
Genre : Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945
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Photographic history of this crucial battle fought in the Ardennes
Category: Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945

Hitler S Last Gamble

Author : Jacques Nobécourt
ISBN : UOM:39015011043505
Genre : Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945
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Voices From The Battle Of The Bulge

Author : Michael Reynolds
ISBN : 9781784383183
Genre : History
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After the Allies broke out from Normandy in July 1944, they drove quickly through the rest of France and were threatening the German border by the autumn. To halt the Allies, Hitlers last throw of the dice was the massive gamble of a counter-attack in the Ardennes.Sensing the Allies were fatigued, with stretched supply lines after their rapid advance, Hitler presented to his commanders an ambitious plan to force two Panzer armies through the Allied forces, to take the vital port of Antwerp. He intended to exploit the differences between the British and American commands and separate their forces, driving the British to another Dunkirk and buying him time to launch a full-scale assault on Britain with his 'miracle weapons' and undermine the Allies Western alliance.The massive German attack launched on 16 December 1944 achieved complete surprise but heavy fighting in the American sectors, halted their advance after two days. Known as the Battle of the Bulge because of the bulge in the German lines at this point, a battle of attrition followed in the bitter winter weather but Allied air power and limited fuel supplies on the German side gradually turned the battle in the Allies favour and by mid-January German forces were in retreat. This had been the largest battle fought by the Americans in World War 2 and at the end of it Germany was facing its final defeat.This new paperback edition of Voices of Battle of the Bulge tells the story of this pivotal battle of World War 2 through contemporary witnesses. Drawing on interviews, letters, diaries and eye-witness accounts from the military commanders and generals, ordinary front-line soldiers and civilians who experienced the Battle of the Bulge at first hand, it vividly brings to life and commemorates one of the key battles of World War 2.
Category: History

Due To Enemy Action

Author : Stephen Puleo
ISBN : 9781611873108
Genre : History
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Due to Enemy Action tells for the first time a World War II story that spans generations and straddles two centuries, a story that begins with the dramatic Battle of the Atlantic in the 1940s and doesn't conclude until an emotional Purple Heart ceremony in 2002. Based on previously classified government documents, military records, personal interviews, and letters between crew members and their families, this is the saga of the courageous survival of ordinary sailors when their ship was torpedoed and their shipmates were killed on April 23, 1945, and the memories that haunted them after the U.S. Navy buried the truth at war's end. It is the story of a small subchaser, the Eagle 56, caught in the crosshairs of a German U-boat, the U-853, whose brazen commander doomed his own crew in a desperate, last-ditch attempt to record final kills before his country's imminent defeat. And it is the account of how one man, Paul M. Lawton, embarked on an unrelenting quest for the truth and changed naval history. Author Stephen Puleo draws from extensive personal interviews with all the major players, including the three living survivors (and a fourth who emerged as the book went to press); a senior U.S. naval archivist who worked with German historians after the war to catalog U-boat movements; and the son of the man who commanded America's sub-tracking "Secret Room" during the war. Due to Enemy Action also describes the final chapter in the Battle of the Atlantic, tracing the epic struggle that began with shocking U-boat attacks against hundreds of defenseless merchant ships off American shores in 1942 and ended with the sinking of the Eagle 56, the last American warship sunk by a German U-boat.
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Those Who Hold Bastogne

Author : Peter Schrijvers
ISBN : 9780300179026
Genre : History
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A new telling of the brutal siege of Bastogne, where vastly outnumbered American forces held off a savage German onslaught and sealed the fate of the Third Reich Hitler's last gamble, the Battle of the Bulge, was intended to push the Allied invaders of Normandy all the way back to the beaches. The plan nearly succeeded, and almost certainly would have, were it not for one small Belgian town and its tenacious American defenders who held back a tenfold larger German force while awaiting the arrival of General George Patton's mighty Third Army. In this dramatic account of the 1944-45 winter of war in Bastogne, historian Peter Schrijvers offers the first full story of the German assault on the strategically located town. From the December stampede of American and Panzer divisions racing to reach Bastogne first, through the bloody eight-day siege from land and air, and through three more weeks of unrelenting fighting even after the siege was broken, events at Bastogne hastened the long-awaited end of WWII. Schrijvers draws on diaries, memoirs, and other fresh sources to illuminate the experiences not only of Bastogne's 3,000 citizens and their American defenders, but also of German soldiers and commanders desperate for victory. The costs of war are here made real, uncovered in the stories of those who perished and those who emerged from battle to find the world forever changed.
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Monty S Highlanders

Author : Patrick Delaforce
ISBN : 1871085403
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Monty's Highlanders
Category: World War, 1939-1945

Snow Steel

Author : Peter Caddick-Adams
ISBN : 9780199335145
Genre : History
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Provides an in-depth history of the Battle of the Bulge, arguing that the German offensive was set to fail from its launch and precipitated Germany's defeat.
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The Hitler File

Author : Patrick Delaforce
ISBN : 1843172445
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hitler is one of the most talked-about individuals of the twentieth century. This biography of Hitler reveals that there is much more to the man than you may have suspected. It is illustrated with contemporary cartoons from before and during the Second World War.
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Battle Of The Bulge

Author : Andrew Rawson
ISBN : 1844151859
Genre : History
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At a secret meeting on 3 November 1944, Hitler's plan for seizing back the initiative from the advancing Allies was briefed to his commanders. Under the condename Operation Wacht Amrhein, a massive counter-attack would be launched against the Americans in the Ardennes sector, which was not only the weakest part of the front but also the least likely axis of attack due to the mountainous terrain and the harsh winter weather. Certainly, when it came in December, the German offensive achieved devastating surprise. Those Americans unfortunate enough to bear the brunt of the attack, were thrown into confusion and, in many case, panic. For a time it looked as though Hitler's last great gamble, known today as the Battle of the Bulge, would pay off sensationally. Sixty years on, these momentous events of the winter of 1944-1945 are recorded in pictorial form in this informative book which portrays the horror of war under the most desperate conditions.
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Battle Of The Bulge 1944

Author : Napier Crookenden
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081353455
Genre : Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945.
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Recreates the German strategy, Allied positions, and tactical maneuvering that took place during this famous World War II battle, with an explanation of the weapons used
Category: Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945.