The Ardennes 1944-1945

We’re pleased to announce that The Ardennes 1944-1945: Hitler’s Winter Offensive by Christer Bergstrom is now available from Casemate!

This new release is an unparalleled account of The Battle of the Bulge, illustrated with over 400 photos, maps, and color profiles. Christer Bergström has interviewed veterans, gone through huge amounts of archive material, and performed on-the-spot research in the area. The result is a large amount of previously unpublished material and new findings, including reevaluations of tank and personnel casualties and the most accurate picture yet of what really transpired.

Download a free sample chapter of this book here

Purchase your own copy of The Ardennes here.

An Interview with Christer Bergstrom on his new release:

Why did you decide to write this book? What prompted you to put this story down on paper?

I had planned it for many years, probably for about 20 years. What prompted me to put finally together all the material I had collected into a book was when I some years ago read an article about the Battle of the Bulge in a Swedish military history magazine, and I got so sick at seeing the same old myths being repeated again.

How much research did you do for the book?  Can you give us some tips on this?

Incredibly much, for many, many years. Having read everything about the subject, I visited all the relevant archives. I also made interviews with lots of veterans, and through them I received much material that is not available in the official archives.

What do you like most about your book? Why should we read it?

This is an absolutely neutral account (written by a Swede), giving an equal attention to both sides in this epic battle. I have found incredibly much and hitherto unknown information which gives an entirely new image of this battle, the Battle of the Bulge.


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