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Panzers in Winter: Hitler's Army and the Battle of the Bulge

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The Battle of the Bulge was the "last hurrah" for the German Army on the Western Front. With the help of various unpublished sources, Samuel Mitcham sets out to tell the story of that battle and of the Ardennes Offensive from the German point of view. The greatest military disaster the United States suffered in the European Theater of Operations in World War II occurred in the Ardennes Offensive, when most of the U.S. 106th Infantry Division was destroyed in the Schnee Eifel (Snow Mountains). This defeat was not inflicted by the vaulted panzer troops, the elite paratroopers, the hardened SS men, or Skorzeny's commandos. It was administered by a mediocre and unheralded unit-the 18th Volksgrenadier Division. Mitcham covers the Battle of the Schnee Eifel from the German point of view in greater depth than any book has ever done, using unpublished German after-action reports and manuscripts, especially those of Lieutenant Colonel Dietrich Moll, the chief of operations of the 18th Volksgrenadier. Similar unpublished works, as well as the papers of Theodor-Friedrich von Stauffenberg, contribute to a unique account of the Battle of the Bulge. Readers will find the organizational structure of Panzers in Winter different from that of other works on the topic. Mitcham uses the first two chapters to set the stage for the offensive and details the opening day in Chapter Three. Thereafter, the battle is discussed by sector, from north to center to south. This approach allows general readers to achieve a better feel for the engagement overall. Final chapters cover the clearing of the bulge and the lives and careers of the major participants.

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A former Army helicopter pilot and company commander, Mitcham is the author of 20 books on military topics. Drawing on multiple unpublished sources, he describes the Battle of the Bulge and of the Ardennes Offensive from the German perspective. Introductory chapters setting the stage, describing the planning and preparations for the offensive, and the first day of the offensive are followed by chapters covering the battle by sector, the clearing of the bulge, and the subsequent lives and careers of the major participants. Illustrated with b&w photographs and maps.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

A former Army helicopter pilot and company commander, Mitcham is the author of 20 books on military topics. Drawing on multiple unpublished sources, he describes the Battle of the Bulge and of the Ardennes Offensive from the German perspective. Introductory chapters setting the stage, describing the planning and preparations for the offensive, and the first day of the offensive are followed by chapters covering the battle by sector, the clearing of the bulge, and the subsequent lives and careers of the major participants. Illustrated with b&w photographs and maps. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Readers will find the organizational structure of Panzers in Winter different from that of other works on the topic. Mitcham uses the first two chapters to set the stage for the offensive and details the opening day in Chapter Three. Thereafter, the battle is discussed by sector, from north to center to south. This approach allows general readers to achieve a better feel for the engagement overall. Final chapters cover the clearing of the bulge and the lives and careers of the major participants.

Synopsis:

This book offers unique coverage from the German perspective of the greatest military disaster that the United States suffered in the European Theater in World War II during the Ardennes Offensive when most of the U.S. 106th Infantry Division was destroyed in the Snow Mountains (Schnee Eifel).

About the Author

SAMUEL W. MITCHAM, JR. is an internationally recognized authority on Nazi Germany and the Second World War. He is the author of twenty books, including Crumbling Empire (Praeger, 2001), Retreat from the Reich (Praeger, 2000), and The Desert Fox in Normandy (Praeger, 1997). A former Army helicopter pilot and company commander, he is a graduate of the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275971151
Author:
Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr.
Publisher:
Praeger Publishers
Author:
Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr. JR.
Author:
Mitcham, Samuel W.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Ardennes, battle of the, 1944-1945
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Series:
Praeger Security International
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.54x6.34x.94 in. 1.16 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Praeger Publishers - English 9780275971151 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Readers will find the organizational structure of Panzers in Winter different from that of other works on the topic. Mitcham uses the first two chapters to set the stage for the offensive and details the opening day in Chapter Three. Thereafter, the battle is discussed by sector, from north to center to south. This approach allows general readers to achieve a better feel for the engagement overall. Final chapters cover the clearing of the bulge and the lives and careers of the major participants.
"Synopsis" by , This book offers unique coverage from the German perspective of the greatest military disaster that the United States suffered in the European Theater in World War II during the Ardennes Offensive when most of the U.S. 106th Infantry Division was destroyed in the Snow Mountains (Schnee Eifel).
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