Ardennes 1944 : Hitler's last gamble / Antony Beevor.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London Viking 2015
ISBN: 9780670918645 (hbk.) :
Maps on lining papers.
Second World War
The story of the German's ill-fated final stand. On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes. He believed he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp, then force the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back. The Ardennes offensive, with more than a million men involved, became the greatest battle of the war in western Europe.
xix, 451 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
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