By David Chandler
From precedent days, Europe has been formed and re-shaped by way of army campaigns related to greater than 2000 battles. With the aid of a staff of members, David Chandler has assembled a accomplished advisor to 245 battlefields, giving simple evidence concerning position, ancient context and the target of every engagement, info of the opposing forces, casualties and consequence, and an invaluable bibliography relating every one.
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Total: 250,000. Casualties: (a) 77,000 men; 733 tanks, (ft) 90,000 men; 600 tanks. Result: Complete defeat of Hitler's 'final gamble' and the restoration of the American front, but it delayed the Allies from reaching the Rhine for six weeks. , A Soldier's Story, London, 1949. Eisenhower, D. , Crusade in Europe, London, 1948. , 'The Fatal Decisions', (Part VI), London, 1956. Biography: MacDonald, C. , The Battle of the Bulge, London, 1984; Pallud, J. , Ardennes, 1944: Riper and Skorzeny, London, 1987.
A renewed attack all along the crumbling line finally shattered French resistance, and by eight in the evening the pursuit was well under way. Before dawn the following morning the fleeing remnants of Villeroi's army had been chased 15 miles towards Louvain, its cohesion shattered. The fruits of victory were most rewarding for the Grand Alliance. Town after town fell to the Allies during the ensuing weeks: Louvain, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Ostend and Menin all opened their gates. ) in north Italy and cleared the French from the Po valley.
A Soldier's Story, London, 1949. Eisenhower, D. , Crusade in Europe, London, 1948. , 'The Fatal Decisions', (Part VI), London, 1956. Biography: MacDonald, C. , The Battle of the Bulge, London, 1984; Pallud, J. , Ardennes, 1944: Riper and Skorzeny, London, 1987. T h r o u g h o u t November 1944 Eisenhower continued his efforts to close w i t h t h e R h i n e on a b r o a d front. T h e 80-mile Ardennes sector was thinly held by the U . S . 8th Corps 9 consisting of 2 veteran divisions, a fledgling divisions and an inexperienced armoured division.
A Guide to the Battlefields of Europe by David Chandler