The Ghost Front: The Ardennes Before the Battle of the Bulge Charles Whiting

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Published: April 18th 2002

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240 pages


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The Ghost Front: The Ardennes Before the Battle of the Bulge  by  Charles Whiting

The Ghost Front: The Ardennes Before the Battle of the Bulge by Charles Whiting
April 18th 2002 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 240 pages | ISBN: | 10.78 Mb

Much has been written about the Battle of the Bulge - Hitlers gigantic counteroffensive in the Ardennes Forest during the final year of World War II. While the Nazis were eventually defeated in the bulge, the preparations for the attack marked aMoreMuch has been written about the Battle of the Bulge - Hitlers gigantic counteroffensive in the Ardennes Forest during the final year of World War II.

While the Nazis were eventually defeated in the bulge, the preparations for the attack marked a victory for German stealth, deception, and organization. The question of exactly how Germany was able to secretly mass its strategic reserves opposite the U.S.

front has to this point remained shrouded in mystery. Charles Whiting, an historian of the war, explains the strategic picture prior to the battle, including the hard combats of fall 1944. He examines just how the Allies could have anticipated the attack - had they not been lulled into a false sense of security. And he weighs in on an explosive controversy: whether George Patton had received advance word of the offensive but failed to warn the frontline divisions.

The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and costliest battle in United States history. Ghost Front fills a gap in the story of World War II by describing how the Germans achieved their surprise - thus forcing the Americans to confront what would be their greatest crisis of the war.



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