Biddle attributes this lack of debate to "hardened attitudes" among the war leaders at this stage of a long and exhausting war, as well as their anxiety about the conflict's future direction in the immediate aftermath of the Ardennes offensive
intelligence failures (Pearl Harbor, the outbreak of the Korean War and subsequent Chinese intervention, Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, Germany's Ardennes offensive
in December 1944, Okinawa), diplomatic blunders (Dean Acheson's exclusion of Korea from our defense perimeter in Asia, a U.
Drawing on multiple unpublished sources, he describes the Battle of the Bulge and of the Ardennes Offensive
from the German perspective.
On just over 50 acres in Luxembourg City, lie the final resting places for the remains of more than 5,000 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation while countering the Ardennes Offensive
of World War II.
When I asked why, he said: "Because I'm told that one of the Panzer divisions from the Ardennes offensive
is being moved through Dresden for the defence of the Hungarian oilfields.
During the German Ardennes Offensive
, the Battle of the Bulge, Pogue's diary records that photographs of the Malmedy Massacre were distributed to all American units to make them aware of the enemy they were facing.
Another of General Patton's biographers, Ian Hogg, says that it was "because of Koch's pre-vision" that Patton was in fact ready when Hitler launched his Ardennes offensive
The author does accept accounts of Hitler's disastrous interference with operations, even though he gives him credit for the Ardennes offensive
in 1940 and his perseverance in the winter of 1941-42 in Russia.
In 1991 Combined Books Incorporated brought out an over-sized book titled Battle of the Bulge: Hitler's Ardennes Offensive
Principal campaigns and battles: Poland (1939); France (1940); Balkans (1941); BARBAROSSA, Rostov (1941); Ardennes offensive
(1944); Hungarian offensive (1945).