By John Nelson Rickard
This is the first detailed military analysis of Patton's counterthrust in the Ardennes that led to the rescue of beleaguered Bastogne and the closing of the salient drive in the Allied line by the German Ardennes offensive. Capitalizing on original Ultra information and intelligence working maps, the author of Patton at Bay: The Lorraine Campaign follows Patton's decisions through the rigorous military decision process used as a planning tool at the time. It offers new vistas, and opens new questions on American generalship in World War II as well as demonstrates the reasons for Patton's military success. Operational History and Analysis at its best.
Available from the University Press of Kentucky - discount available to AUSA members