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, was the bloodiest in the history of the U.S. Army. In this book, highly renowned Swedish World War II expert Christer Bergstrom 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. Bergstrom 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 color profiles by Claes Sundin. The Swedish edition of this book was published in 2013 and sold in 3,000 copies in six months. Christer Bergstrom has published 23 books on World War II.