A dramatic reconstruction-hour-by-hour, move-by-move-of the most controversial battle of World War II, told by a master hsitorian. At 5:00a.m. on December 16, 1944, 1,900 pieces of heavy German artillery bombarded the silent snow-covered Ardennes front; 250,000 Germans and almost 1,000 tanlks followed in a smashing assault on the Allied “rest area” which was dfended only by exhausted or green United States troops. VG-Owner’s name inside flyleaf. New York, N.Y. 1960 Signet Books 1st Ed., 384 Pgs., Mass Market Paperback.