Robert Mueller, veteran battlefield historian, has long been fascinated by military history and for many years he has visited and studied the battlefields of Europe. The Bulge Battlefields is the second in a series of visitors' guides describing sites and individuals of the Second World War's European battlefields. It forms a companion to Fields of War: Battle of Normandy, brings us to the actual locations and describes the events of Hitler's last desperate gamble to win the war. Amid temperatures below zero and two feet of new-fallen snow, individuals American soldiers continued to resist until overwhelmed at places such as Lanzerath, Rocherath-Krinkelt, Clervaux, and Parker's Crossroads. Men refused to be pushed aside at Trois-Ponts, Stoumont, Osweiler and others. The massive American effort to resupply the besieged 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne was led by the legendary Lieuetenant General George S Patton, Jr.
Written as a tour guide, Fields of War includes 88 maps and 16 pages of photographs of battle action, ruins, monuments, and cemeteries. Visitors are guided to major landmarks and artifacts and through the scenic forests and historic villages of Belgium and the Duchy of Luxembourg.
Each chapter begins with a summary of the military situation and the commander's objectives and troop movements. Extensive detailed maps illustrate the flow of the battle across the landscape and the units that participated.
Detailed driving instructions and GPS co-ordinates direct visitors to each battlefield site. Descriptions of museums, memorials, cemeteries, and surviving artifacts are given along with their hours of operation. Mailing, email, and web addresses are also provided.
SOFT COVER, PERFECT BOUND
496 PAGES INCLUDING
16 PAGES OF B&W PHOTOGRAPHS AND 88 MAPS
6" X 9"