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Battle of the Bulge very close...
Item # 658575
December 14, 1944
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, December 14, 1944
* Battle of Bulge to begin
* Armies lining up at border
* World War II - WWII
The front page has a banner headline: "HODGES STRIKES [GERMAN] FLANK" with subheads. Nice for display. Two related maps on page 6. (see) The initial beginning of the infamous battle would begin in two days.
Complete with all 34 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within the masthead, small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.
wikipedia notes: On December 16 1944, at 5:30 A.M., the Germans began the assault with a massive, 90-minute artillery barrage using 1,600 artillery pieces across an 80 miles (130 km) front on the Allied troops facing the 6th Panzer Army. The Americans' initial impression was that this was the anticipated, localized counterattack resulting from the Allies' recent attack in the Wahlerscheid sector to the north, where the 2nd Division had knocked a sizable dent in the Siegfried Line. In the northern sector Dietrich's 6th Panzer Army assaulted Losheim Gap and Elsenborn Ridge in an effort to break through to Liège.
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