Antony Beevor, master historian and the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day, delves into the battle that finally broke the Wehrmacht in Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Gamble.
On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his ‘last gamble’ in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes. 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.
Utilising all his innumerable skills, including his sharp analysis and concise prose, Beevor brings to life the ill-fated offensive that would go on to become the greatest battle of the war in western Europe.