Military history

Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45

Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45

Between December 16, 1944 and January 15, 1945, American forces found themselves entrenched in the heavily forested Ardennes region of Belgium, France, and Luxembourg defending against an advancing German army amid freezing temperatures, deep snow, and dense fog. 

Glossary

Orders of Battle

Introduction

Part One

Chapter 1. In the Eagle’s Nest

Chapter 2. The Machinery of Command

Chapter 3. I Have Made a Momentous Decision!

Chapter 4. Adolf Hitler

Chapter 5. Unconditional Surrender

Chapter 6. A Bridge Too Far

Chapter 7. A Port Too Far

Chapter 8. Heroes of the Woods

Chapter 9. Who Knew What?

Chapter 10. The Cloak of Invisibility

Chapter 11. This is a Quiet Area

Chapter 12. Brandenberger’s Grenadiers

Chapter 13. The Baron

Chapter 14. We Accept Death, We Hand Out Death

Interlude

Part Two

Chapter 15. Null-Tag

Chapter 16. The Bloody Bucket

Chapter 17. The Baron’s Blitzkrieg

Chapter 18. Golden Lions

Chapter 19. They Sure Worked Those Two Horses to Death

Chapter 20. ‘A 10 Per Cent Chance of Success’

Chapter 21. Stray Bullets Whined Through the Trees Around Us

Chapter 22. The Conference

Chapter 23. The Tortoise Has Thrust His Head Out Very Far

Part Three

Chapter 24. A Pint of Sweat and a Gallon of Blood

Chapter 25. A Man Can Make a Difference

Chapter 26. No More Zig-Zig in Paris

Chapter 27. The Hole in the Doughnut

Chapter 28. Nuts!

Chapter 29. Head for the Meuse!

Chapter 30. The River of Humiliation

Chapter 31. Roadblocks

Chapter 32. Malmedy

Chapter 33. The Northern Shoulder

Chapter 34. Those Damned Engineers!

Chapter 35. End of the Bulge

Chapter 36. The Performance of a Lifetime

Part Four

Chapter 37. Beyond the Bulge

Chapter 38. On to Berlin!

Chapter 39. Punctuation Marks of History

Chapter 40. Reputations

Notes