The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and most costly battle fought by the US Army in World War II. The Ardennes fighting was Hitler's last gamble on the Western Front, in a giant effort to cut in two the British and Americans armies in Belgium, reach Antwerp and break the western alliance, negotiate with them and the go east against the Red army. In fact it the main thing achieved, after the huge surprise it created, was the crippling effect of the Wehrmacht for the remainder of the war. This is the first of two volumes on the Ardennes campaign, this one, details the fighting in the northern sector around St Vith and the Elsenborn Ridge. Sixth Panzer Army, containing the bulk of German Panzer strength, was expected to achieve the breakthrough here. It was the failure around St Vith that forced the Germans to look south towards Bastogne. This book, as usual with the Campaign series, analyse commanders, the planing, equipments and the armies, before and during the battle and it tells the story from both sides, attacker and defender. Full color 3-D ‘bird’s-eye-views’, battle scenes, soldiers or equipment drawings and maps as well as black and white photographs that support's the text. This battle is maybe too much for two volumes, i'd would prefer it to be all in just one.
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