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The Resource Ardennes, 1944 : Hitler's last gamble, Antony Beevor

Ardennes, 1944 : Hitler's last gamble, Antony Beevor

Label
Ardennes, 1944 : Hitler's last gamble
Title
Ardennes, 1944
Title remainder
Hitler's last gamble
Statement of responsibility
Antony Beevor
Title variation
Ardennes, nineteen forty four
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is from the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day, Antony Beevor's Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble tells 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. American troops, taken by surprise, found themselves fighting two panzer armies. Belgian civilians fled, justifiably afraid of German revenge. Panic spread even to Paris. While many American soldiers fled or surrendered, others held on heroically, creating breakwaters which slowed the German advance. The harsh winter conditions and the savagery of the battle became comparable to the eastern front. And after massacres by the Waffen-SS, even American generals approved when their men shot down surrendering Germans. The Ardennes was the battle which finally broke the back of the Wehrmacht
Cataloging source
VHEI
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1946-
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Beevor, Antony
Dewey number
940.542
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Ardennes, 1944 : Hitler's last gamble, Antony Beevor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Hardback
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000054694088
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 451 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670918645
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)900623853
Label
Ardennes, 1944 : Hitler's last gamble, Antony Beevor
Publication
Note
Hardback
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000054694088
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 451 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670918645
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)900623853

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