THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE: The Failure of the Final Blitzkrieg Vol. 1
In this first volume, an examination of the northern edge of this offensive launched by the 6th Panzer Army. 200 photos.
Drawing on the examination of thousands of pages of archives, follows the fierce and bloody run of the Kampfgruppen from the 1st SS-Panzer Division, the failure of the Hitlerjugend in the face of GI's determined resistance, and the charge of the II SS Panzer Korps. It also provides a detailed review of the special operations: von de Heydte's paratroopers' night jump and Otto Skorzeny's 150th Panzer Brigade.
Finally, the author provides a detailed survey of preparations from the offensive, the combatant's logistical challenges, the Allied information service fiasco, and the suffering of Belgian civilians trapped within this inferno.
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Updated as of 9/28/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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