Brussels, n.d., (1984). 214 pp., photo-ills. Pict., boards ; 25 x 16cm. FINE. In December 1944 the rapid conquest of Bastogne was a prerequisite for the success of Hitler’s plan otherwise the Germans feared it would remain an ‘abscess’ on their lines of communication. Indeed, even before the offensive, the fall of Bastogne was taken for granted. This book gives the first chronological account of what really happened during the battle and it includes some personal comments from the author. The book is illustrated with the most outstanding photographs of the battle.