Title THE LAST ASSAULT: THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE REASSESSED.
Publisher Leo Cooper, London, (1994).
Seller ID 12980
238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, map. "It has generally been assumed by historians of the Second World War that the Americans were caught completely unawares by the last great German offensive - the drive into the Ardennes in December, 1944, known as the Battle of the Bulge. But were they in fact caught unawares? In this remarkable reappraisal of those hectic days which preceded the last Christmas of the War, Charles Whiting argues that the answer is very probably that they were not...What is certain is that ever since the end of the Second World War the guardians of the files relating to the Battle of the Bulge in the United States have been most unwilling to permit any examination thereof - this in spite of the Freedom of Information Act. So the author raises yet another question: 'Was somebody trying to cover something up and if so why?' On the basis of such information as he has been able to cull from those, as yet unsorted, files and on information provided by the numerous survivors of the battle with whom he has been in contact, (the author) attempts to answer these questions..." Previous owner's small label on free front endpaper, soiling to bottom 1/4" of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very light edge wear/wrinkling, light soilng at bottom inside spine. VG/VG