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The No. 1 Bestseller: Hitler's ill-fated final stand, from the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin andD-Day

On 16 December 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes on the Belgian/German border. Although Hitler's generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. The Ardennes offensive, with more than a million men involved, became the greatest battle of the war in western Europe.

In January 1945, when the Red Army launched its onslaught towards Berlin, the once-feared German war machine was revealed to be broken beyond repair. The Ardennes was the battle which finally broke the Wehrmacht.

Reviews

Wonderfully compelling. Beevor's gripping, beautifully written narrative moves seamlessly from the generals' command posts to the privates in their snow-covered foxholes, and confirms him as the finest chronicler of war in the business

Saul David, Observer

Enthralling. Beevor's day-by-day account is rich in detail and drama

Francis Wheen, Daily Mail

Captivating. Every bit as impeccably researched, insightfully observed and superbly written as its bestselling predecessors

Sunday Express

A formidable, action-packed, densely informed narrative. Plunges us straight in at ground level. Beevor is a field marshal of facts, organizing his armies of chaotic and swift-moving events and reaching a punchy conclusion

Nicholas Shakespeare, Daily Telegraph

The master of war

Evening Standard

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780241975152

    November 14, 2016

    Penguin General UK

    480 pages

    RRP $30.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780141046587

    May 30, 2016

    Viking

    560 pages

    RRP $40.00

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  • Ardennes 1944
    Antony Beevor

    EBook

    9780141941271

    May 21, 2015

    Penguin eBooks

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