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Corps commanders of the Bulge : six American generals and victory in the Ardennes

Author: Harold R Winton
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2007.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If the Battle of the Bulge was Germany's last gasp, it was also America's proving ground - the largest single action fought by the US Army in World War II. Taking a different approach to an old  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Winton, Harold R., 1942-
Corps commanders of the Bulge.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2007
(OCoLC)608113300
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold R Winton
ISBN: 9780700615087 0700615083
OCLC Number: 71244003
Description: xxiii, 504 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Prologue. Toward an American philosophy of command ; The making of six corps commanders ; The coming of the Bulge --
Phase I: German initiative in action. The Germans attack, the Allies react ; V Corps halts the German Schwerpunkt ; VIII Corps slows the flood ; XVIII (Airborne) Corps stands in the breach ; III, XII, and VII Corps prepare for battle --
Phase II: initiative in flux. The struggle for initiative: tension in the Allied camp ; III, VIII, and XII Corps fight for initiative in the south ; XVIII (Airborne), VII, and V Corps fight for initiative in the north --
Phase III: American initiative in action. Closing the Bulge: more tension in the Allied camp ; VII, XVIII (Airborne), and V Corps close the Bulge from the north ; VIII, III, and XII Corps close the Bulge from the south --
Epilogue. Conclusions and epilogue.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Harold R. Winton ; foreword by Dennis Showalter.
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