Battle of the Bulge: Then and Now :: Jean-Paul Pallud soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Barnsley & Havertown: After the Battle, 2021, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Plans of battle; Black & white photographs (within the text); Diagrams; Maps; Frontispiece; Photographic lining papers;
From the cover: Nine days before Christmas 1944 Hitler played Germanys last card, on which he staked everything to turn the tables in the West. The massive, stunning blow he struck in eastern Belgium caught the Allies totally unawares, yet a week later the panzers had still not crossed the Meuse in the first phase of an ambitious attack aimed at recapturing Antwerp and cutting off the Allied forces to the north.
What lay behind this all-out offensive which Hitler acknowledged would decide whether Germany was to live or die? An integral part of this book is concerned with the plans and preparations for the so-called master stroke. The various options considered, the operational orders, the precise armoured strengths of forces scraped together, the measures to keep the build-up in the Eifel a secret these are some of the elements that add fresh detail to the mounting of the offensive under the deliberately defensive codename of Watch on the Rhine.
From zero-hour on O-Tag, the German onslaught along eighty mil…
Near Fine in Near Fine Dustwrapper.
Matching Pictorial boards. 544 pages. Index. Bibliography. 12″ x 8½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my Military History catalogue?