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HITLER'S WINTER - THE GERMAN BATTLE OF THE BULGE

Autore: Anthony Tucker-Jones

Codice: 228067

€ 25,00

Tramite illustrazioni e testimonianze, il libro traccia la storia dell’Offensiva delle Ardenne dal punto di vista tedesco.

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The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive in the West. Launched in the depths of winter to neutralize the overwhelming Allied air superiority, three German armies attacked through the Ardennes, the weakest part of the American lines, with the aim of splitting the Allied armies and seizing the vital port of Antwerp within a week. It was a tall order, as the Panzers had to get across the Our, Amblève, Ourthe and Meuse rivers, and the desperate battle became a race against time and the elements, which the Germans would eventually lose. But Hitler's dramatic counterattack did succeed in catching the Allies off guard in what became the largest and bloodiest battle fought by US forces during the war.

In this book, Anthony Tucker-Jones tells the story of the battle from the German point of view, from the experiences of the infantrymen and panzer crewmen fighting on the ground in the Ardennes to the operational decisions of senior commanders such as SS-Oberstgruppenführer Josef ‘Sepp' Dietrich and General Hasso von Manteuffel that did so much to decide the fate of the offensive. Drawing on new research, Hitler's Winter provides a fresh perspective on one of the most famous battles of World War II.

CONTENTS

Foreword by Professor Peter Caddick-Adams

Prologue: The Pied Piper

List of Maps

List of Illustrations

PART ONE: A DARING PLAN

1. Scarface

2. Big or Small Solution

3. The Holy Grail

4. How Many Rivers?

PART TWO: SCRAPING THE BARREL

5. People's Grenadiers

6. Exhausted Panzers

7. Unleash the Tigers

PART THREE: WHERE'S THE LUFTWAFFE?

8. Fighter not a Bomber

9. The Big Blow

10. ‘Stubble-hoppers'

PART FOUR: INTO BATTLE

11. Peiper Leads the Charge

12. Krauts Speaking English

13. The Losheim Gap

14. Falcon Takes Flight

PART FIVE: RACE AGAINST TIME

15. Victory at St Vith

16. Stalled at Bastogne

17. Clear Skies

PART SIX: HERE COME THE AMERICANS

18. Almost to the Meuse

19. American Counter-attack

PART SEVEN: TOO LATE TO HELP

20. Rockets to Antwerp

21. Battle of the Airfields

22. Alsace Diversion

PART EIGHT: COMPLETE FAILURE

23. Back Where They Started

24. Where Did It All Go Wrong?

Appendix

Notes and References

Bibliography

Index

 

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

Illustrato

Pagine

320

Misure

16 x 24

Rilegato

SI

ISBN
9781472847393

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