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Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge - Operation of the 3rd Fallschirmjäger Division (Book)

Publisher:

Hans J. WIJERS

Year of publication:

2006

Language:

English

ISBN:

 

Price:

34,50 €uros

Order the book at:

MCP
Markeweg 1
NL-8397 GH De Blesse
The Netherlands
Tel. 0031 561441509

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# of pages:

130

# of photos

87

# of maps

4

Summary:

This book describes the action in the area southeast of Malmédy, the area controlled during the later part of the Battle of the Bulge by elements of the German 3rd Fallschirmjäger Division between Christmas 1944 and the end of January 1945. This book gives a detailed overview of what happened after the German opening attack came to a standstill, and where the German 3rd Fallschirmjäger Division, after initial success, was trying to stop the American counterattack that started in late January.

The US units that had been in action since the opening days of the battle, and facing a enemy determined to hold its positions, were thrown back into battle to push the Germans back to where they started the offensive. Likewise, the German troops, exhausted from fighting since the first day of the battle, without proper food or clothing and receiving relatively no replacements of equipment or men lost during the heavy fighting, were facing an enemy similarly determined to push them back.