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GHOST FRONT. The U.S. placed its greenest units & combat-shattered units in the wooded hills of the ARDENNES FOREST as the Germans secretly massed 300,000 assault troops against them. Why? How? CLEARANCE SALE--REDUCED 50%--

Click to EnlargeGHOST FRONT. The Ardennes Before The Battle Of The Bulge. by Charles Whiting. 4th Infantry Division, First Army (US), Third Army (US), 28th Infantry Division, 2nd Infantry Division, 83rd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, V Corps, 5th Armored Division, Siegfried Line, Hurgen Forest, plus opposing German forces are detailed.



While much has been written about the Battle of the Bulge--Hitler's gigantic counteroffensive in the Ardennes Forest--the question of exactly how Germany was able to secretly mass its strategic reserves opposite the U.S. front remains as shrouded in mystery today as it was at the time. In December 1944, the snow-covered Ardennes was so quiet it was termed by Allied planners "the Ghost Front." The U.S. placed its greenest units among the wooded hills, along with combat-shattered units. But beneath trees just miles away, the Germans were stealthily massing two full Panzer armies and 300,000 assault troops. The story of America's worst intelligence blunder of WWII.

Week after week, Hitler poured the cream of the Wehrmacht into the "quiet" sector, for a surprise attack designed to shatter the American front. And while the Germans were eventually defeated in the Bulge, the preparations for the attack marked a victory for German stealth, deception, and organization.
Charles Whiting, one of the best-selling historians of the war, examines how the Allies could have anticipated the attack had they not been lulled into a false sense of security. He also delves into the controversy over whether George Patton had received advance word of the offensive but failed to warn the frontline divisions. This question and many others are at last answered in The Ghost Front. 240 pages

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World War II
ID:
DC-1480
Category:
Battles / Campaigns / Strategy
Media:
Hardcover book
Type:
History / Tactics / Details
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