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THE OTHER BATTLE OF THE BULGE: Operation Northwind. Eight German divisions, three of them S.S., were hurled against the thinly held American line in the Alsace-Lorraine region.
THE OTHER BATTLE OF THE BULGE: Operation Northwind. by
Charles Whiting. Operation Northwind, planned by the Führer himself, hurled eight German divisions, three of them S.S., against the thinly held American line in the Alsace-Lorraine region. Few except those who fought it know anything about this second Battle of the Bulge, which cost the Americans and their French comrades-in-arms nearly as many casualties and almost destroyed the alliance.
Because Eisenhower determined to evacuate Strasbourg, for a few days, while American troops fought for their lives in the snow-bound hills of Alsace-Lorraine, it looked as if the Franco-American alliance might be broken apart and France thrown into something akin to revolution. 6 x 9, 224 pages, 16 pages b/w photos