PDF Tucker-Jones Anthony Ó Jones A Armoured Warfare in the Battle of the Bulge 1944 1 Ó

The Battle of the Bulge took the Allied armies by surprise in 1944 It was a result of the extraordinary recovery of Hitler's panzer divisions following crushing defeats on the Eastern and Western fronts In a daring offensive he hoped his panzers would unhinge the American and British push on the Rhine by charging through the Schnee Eifel thereby prolonging the war The conseuence was one of the best known battles of the entire conflict and Anthony Tucker Jones's photographic history is the ideal introduction to it The story is told through a seuence of revealing contemporary photographs and a concise text They give a sharp insight into the planning and decision making the armoured forces involved the terrain and the appalling mid winter conditions the front line fighting and the experience of the troops involved The armoured battle which was critical to the outcome is the main focus Through a massive tank offensive the Germans aimed to cut through the US 1st Army to Antwerp and Brussels in the process trapping three Allied armies The confusion and near collapse of the Americans as their defences were overrun is vividly recorded in the photographs as is their resistance and recovery as the German spearheads were slowed then stoppedThe Battle of the Bulge took the Allied armies by surprise in 1944 It was a result of the extraordinary recovery of Hitler's panzer divisions following crushing defeats on the Eastern and Western fronts In a daring offensive he hoped his panzers would unhinge the American and British push on the Rhine by charging through the Schnee Eifel thereby prolonging the war The conseuence was one of the best known battles of the entire conflict and Anthony Tucker Jones's photographic history is the ideal introduction to it The story is told through a seuence of revealing contemporary photographs and a concise text They give a sharp insight into the planning and decision making the armoured forces involved the terrain and the appalling mid winter conditions the front line fighting and the experience of the troops involved The armoured battle which was critical to the outcome is the main focus Through a massive tank offensive the Germans aimed to cut through the US 1st Army to Antwerp and Brussels in the process trapping three Allied armies The confusion and near collapse of the Americans as their defences were overrun is vividly recorded in the photographs as is their resistance and recovery as the German spearheads were slowed then stoppedThe Battle of the Bulge took the Allied armies by surprise in 1944 It was a result of the extraordinary recovery of Hitler's panzer divisions following crushing defeats on the Eastern and Western fronts In a daring offensive he hoped his panzers would unhinge the American and British push on the Rhine by charging through the Schnee Eifel thereby prolonging the war The conseuence was one of the best known battles of the entire conflict and Anthony Tucker Jones's photographic history is the ideal introduction to it The story is told through a seuence of revealing contemporary photographs and a concise text They give a sharp insight into the planning and decision making the armoured forces involved the terrain and the appalling mid winter conditions the front line fighting and the experience of the troops involved The armoured battle which was critical to the outcome is the main focus Through a massive tank offensive the Germans aimed to cut through the US 1st Army to Antwerp and Brussels in the process trapping three Allied armies The confusion and near collapse of the Americans as their defences were overrun is vividly recorded in the photographs as is their resistance and recovery as the German spearheads were slowed then stopped