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BATTLE OF THE BULGE THEN AND NOW...
BATTLE OF THE BULGE THEN AND NOW
ISBN: 0 900913 40 1
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Nine days before Christmas 1944 Hitler played Germany's last card on which he staked everything to turn the tables in the West. This is the first time that an attempt has been made to cover the entire salient in order to present the battle in our familiar 'then and now' format. Hundreds of miles have been travelled by the author throughout every corner of the battlefield to search out the scenes of past events — every known photograph belonging to combatants, civilians, and in public collections and private sources has been sought or considered. all the cine film has been examined frame by frame and certain sequences illustrated and analysed. In this way a number of classic pictures almost always used — or misused — in depicting the Ardennes battle are not only placed in their context in the German advance but are also shown to be not always quite what they seem!
ISBN 0 900913 40 1
The Decision to Regain the Initiative
Condition of the Attack Force
Orders for Deception and Secrecy
Orders for the Attack
'Wacht am Rhein': Order of Battle
The Panzer Spearheads
The Failure of Allied Intelligence
Hitler's Final Comments at FHQu 'Adlerhorst'
LXVII. Armeekorps stopped on the northern flank
1. SS-Panzerkorps: Elsenborn Ridge
Rollbahn C: 12. SS-Panzer-Division
1. SS-Panzerkorps: Kampfgruppe Peiper
LXVI. Armeekorps: the Schnee Eifel and Saint-Vith
LVIII. Panzerkorps reaches Hotton
XXXXVII. Panzerkorps advances west of Bastogne
LXXXV. Armeekorps crosses the Our
LXXX. Armeekorps battles west of the Sûre
Evacuation of the Saint-Vith salient
1. SS-Panzerkorps: the end of Kampfgruppe Peiper
11. SS-Panzerkorps checked at Manhay
LVIII. Panzerkorps fails east of Marche
Nuts! XXXXVII. Panzerkorps at Bastogne
XXXXVII. Panzerkorps glimpses the Meuse
The US Third Army counter-attack
US 111 Corps
US Xll Corps
'We shall yet master fate'
11. SS-Panzerkorpst attempt to break through at Erezee
Fight to cut the Bastogne Corridor
Third Army's attack develops
Heeresgruppe G and Operation 'Nordwind'
New Year's Day - Operation 'Bodenplatte'
Bastogne: Epilogue to Failure
The pressure mounts: The First Army counter-attacks
The threat from the Third Army along the Our
COMPARATIVE RANK TABLE
THE AWARDS: Ritterkreuz, Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross
MILITARY UNIT SIGNS