Whiting convincingly argues that Hitler's winter 1944-45 offensive aimed at Alsace-Lorraine was more significant than the Ardennes "Bulge" because it threatened to break the Western alliance and cast France into anarchy. Photos.
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The author: (Location: York) is a prolific writer of military fiction and non-fiction, having sold some 3-1/2 million copies in the UK alone and has been translated into most European languages. Other titles published in the Spellmount Siegfried Lines series - West Wall, The Battle for Hitler's Siegfried Line; '44: In Combat from Normandy to the Ardennes; Bloody Aachen; The Battle of Hurtgen Forest; The Last Assault; Ardennes: The Secret War and Decision at St Vith. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I found the book to be difficult to follow given the dearth of maps and the style of writing. I have read many battle histories but I found this book difficult to enjoy. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2001
Mr. Whiting has the 79th infantry entering the war in europe in Aug. of 1944. Actually, the 79TH was one of the units that captured Cherbourg. This occured on June 26TH. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 1999