A very readable and carefully researched full story of the Battle of the Ardennes. This is one of those WWII battles that has many claims and counter claims. The author unfolds the whole story of the battle which was to prove one of the bloodiest of the war in Europe. He offers fresh insight and looks at some of the errors of judgement by US General Patton. This is a book that those following the story of the Allied liberation of Occupied Europe will enjoy and find most informative.