Ardennes 1944 - Antony Beevor. Kindle Ed. Now 99p @ Amazon
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Ardennes 1944 - Antony Beevor. Kindle Ed. Now 99p @ Amazon

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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.

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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.
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Nice one, just purchased. Need to start reading some of these books I keep buying at 99p
Thanks for sharing - heat added
Superb author. Him and max Hastings are two of the best authors I’ve read for an unbiased reflection on military history. Really bring it alive, should be read in school I think to make sure the it is never forgotten and we don’t make the same mistakes. Excellent read. Great deal!
One of the few Antony Beever I've not read, thanks.
Nice!
His new book, Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, has just came out too. I've bought the Audible version with my last credit. Shame you can't get the Kindle version on discount when you buy the Audible version.
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wordsworth2 h, 19 m ago

Nice one, just purchased. Need to start reading some of these books I keep …Nice one, just purchased. Need to start reading some of these books I keep buying at 99p


Haha I’m the same
Just finished reading this. Fantastic book.
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