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Ardennes 1944: Hitler's last gamble in the West (Campaign, by James Arnold

By James Arnold

The 'Battle of the Bulge' was once the final significant German offensive within the West. 3 armies attacked throughout the Ardennes, the weakest aspect within the American traces - and virtually broke via. This identify describes the making plans of the assault and the process occasions, together with the defence of Bastogne and the heroic delaying activities fought by means of GIs presupposed to be in a 'quiet' region of front. inspite of severe American dangers Hitler's offensive was once stopped. James Arnold explains precisely how this was once completed, and the way Germany's final hopes of victory have been ultimately positioned to rest.

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