By David JORDAN
Hitler's ultimate gamble to halt the allies' enhance into germany. comprises exact descriptions of the tactical manoeuvres of every facet in the course of the first an important 24 hours of the conflict. specifically commissioned full-color maps exhibit the parts of operations and the forces concerned, whereas full-color works of art aspect the various tanks and armoured struggling with automobiles deployed within the conflict. contains first-hand bills of wrestle within the Ardennes offensive from contributors on each side. Illustrated with dramatic pictures of the Firth and 6th Panzer Armies' assaults on American protective positions and the retreat of the USA V Corps.
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