"A true milestone"... Lars Gyllenhaal, military historian and member of the Swedish Military History Committee.
"This will become a work of reference... Christer Bergstroem's best book ever. Highly recommendable."... Martin Mansson, military historian and writer.
"I have never read such a good book on the Second World War."... Lars Navander, Lieutenant Colonel and former Intelligence Officer at the Headquarters.
"Christer Bergstroem's book is a brilliant, well-written and throurough-going account of one of the decisive battles of the Second World War."...From Swedish Library Service's review of Ardennerna 1944-1945: Hitlers vinteroffensiv. Reviewer: Tord Roennholm.
In December 1944, just at the end of World War II , Hitler shocked the whole world with a powerful German counter-offensive in the Ardennes. The ensuing battle, known as the Battle of the Bulge,
In this book, highly renowned Swedish World War II expert Christer Bergstroem presents a dramatically new picture of this epic winter battle. Allied efforts to hide the true extent of U.S. losses, myths created by German generals after the war, numerous'forgotten' tank battles during the Battle of the Bulge, and the exceptionally well-prepared German offensive-all is uncovered in this truly groundbreaking book. Bergstroem has undertaken a scrupulous research work, interviewed veterans and traveled and studied the area for many years. The result is a book that will totally change the perception of the Battle of the Bulge.
This will be a main reference work for many years to come.
The book is provided with 400 illustrations, including many never previously published photographs, numerous detailed maps, and tank and aircraft colour profiles by Claes Sundin.
The Swedish edition of this book was published in 2013 and sold over 3,000 copies in six months.
Christer Bergstrom has published 23 books on World War II. He specialises on World War Two and in the past has focussed on the Eastern Front. Previous bestsellers "The Ardennes" and "Battle of Britain" sold over 3,000 copies within six months.