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Ardennes 1944 - The Battle of the Bulge

Antony Beevor

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History

Description:

The prizewinning historian and bestselling author of D-Day and Stalingrad reconstructs the Battle of the Bulge in this riveting new account On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in Belgium, believing he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp and forcing the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his 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. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back. The allies, taken by surprise, found themselves fighting two panzer armies. Belgian civilians abandoned their homes, justifiably afraid of German revenge. Panic spread even to Paris. While some American soldiers, overwhelmed by the German onslaught, fled or surrendered, others held on heroically, creating breakwaters which slowed the German advance. The harsh winter conditions and the savagery of the battle became comparable to the Eastern Front. In fact the Ardennes became the Western Front's counterpart to Stalingrad. There was terrible ferocity on both sides, driven by desperation and revenge, in which the normal rules of combat were breached. The Ardennes-involving more than a million men-would prove to be the battle which finally broke the back of the Wehrmacht. In this deeply researched work, with striking insights into the major players on both sides, Antony Beevor gives us the definitive account of the Ardennes offensive which was to become the greatest battle of World War II. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Barrett

Length:

14h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:15


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:49


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:06


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:45


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:46


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:29


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:26


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:36


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:45


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:22


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:02


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:48


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:21


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:15


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:36


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:59


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:18


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:49


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:45


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:20


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:04


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:25


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:15


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:47


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:50


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:32


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:47


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:00


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:38


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:38


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:36


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:25


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:47


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:51


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:26


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:33


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:29


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:40


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:54


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:51


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:25


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:00


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:26


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:39


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:50


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:35


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:46


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:01


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:18


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:39


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:29


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:16


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:49


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

00:24