Best source for tracing the German advance thru the Ardennes?

Discussion in '1940' started by Trock85, Jul 10, 2021.

  1. Trock85

    Trock85 Member

    Hi Everyone

    I would like to learn more about the routes and units of the German advance thru the Ardennes ? Is there a book or site dedicated to this part of the offensive that is really detailed and good?

    I would also like to one day go there and trace some of these routes

    I have always wondered if you can still find traces of this offensive in the towns, villages and woods?

    Thanks so much
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I found After the Battle's Blitzkreig In The West covers it quite well.
    I visited some of the 1940 sites back in 2008.
     
  3. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

  4. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Resident Battle of the Bulge expert Stolpi should be able to answer most of your queries.
    He gave me a tour of the area back in 2013
     
  5. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    This is good. Mostly very descriptive text but also quite a number of photos and excellent quality maps.
    IMG_6576.JPG
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    This thread is in the 1940 section .
    ;)
     
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  7. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    Oops. Didn't notice that but instead was distracted by the previous post which referred to the Battle of the Bulge :) I guess it also means the OP now has two reasons to visit the area :)
     
  8. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    Who first came up with that childish 'Battle of the Bulge' terminology ? It would be far more worthy of serious study if it were known as the 'Battle of the Ardennes Salient' or something suitably militaristic.
     
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