Battle of the Bulge: The First 24 Hours - 24 Hours (Hardback)
  • Battle of the Bulge: The First 24 Hours - 24 Hours (Hardback)
zoom

Battle of the Bulge: The First 24 Hours - 24 Hours (Hardback)

(author)
£19.99
Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 14/09/2019
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Although disappointed that they had not won the war by Christmas, the last thing the Allies expected in December 1944 was a full-blown German offensive through the Ardennes. With the aid of specially commissioned full-colour maps, Battle of the Bulge: The First 24 Hours tells the story of the first day of the Ardennes offensive, explaining how the Allies were taken by surprise and how the Germans attempted to break through the Allied lines. The book begins with an overview of the situation in the west in late 1944, describing the German plans as well as their successful efforts to mask the build-up of their forces. The book relates in detail the start of the German offensive at 05:30 on December 16th with a heavy artillery bombardment, swiftly followed by the German armour and infantry advancing through the early morning mist. Unsurprisingly, the veteran German units ripped into the inexperienced US units. It seemed that the fate of the whole of the Western front lay in the balance, but, in fact, the Germans were already slipping behind in their schedule. With first-hand accounts from participants of both sides and dramatic action photographs, Battle of the Bulge: The First 24 Hours provides a comprehensive examination of the beginning of Hitler's final offensive in the West.

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782747567
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 832 g
Dimensions: 252 x 196 mm

You may also be interested in...

Secret Pigeon Service
Added to basket
Sand and Steel
Added to basket
Ardennes 1944
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
Hitler's Atlantic Wall: Pas de Calais
Added to basket
The Trench
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
It Never Snows in September
Added to basket
Voices of the Flemish Waffen-SS
Added to basket
Panther vs Sherman
Added to basket
Panzer III vs Somua S 35
Added to basket
Ardennes 1944
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Attack on the Scheldt
Added to basket
The Atlantic Wall (2)
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.