The Battle of the Bulge was the Third Reich’s last major offensive on the Western front. The ferocity of the German advance through the dense Ardennes Forest took the Allies completely by surprise. It was the Americans who took on the reinvigorated Nazi war machine and the result would be a bloodbath in the snow. History of War issue 24 investigates this legendary American victory and shows just how close the Germans came to succeeding in their gamble to halt the Allied push into Germany.
Issue 24 also looks at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. This battle secured Scottish independence against English domination and turned King Robert the Bruce into a legend among his own people. Elsewhere you can uncover the power of the Mongol hordes led by the fearsome Genghis Khan and carrying on the apocalyptic theme we present the 20 bloodiest battles in history!
Also in Issue 24:
– Churchill’s cut-throats- Uncover WWII’s forgotten SBS missions
– Assault Rifles
– Messerschmitt Bf109
– Uganda: Lord’s Resistance Army
– VC Heroes: Andrew Mynarski
– Artefact of War: Viking Sword