Sunday, April 27

Forecast: More mist with some German steel this month…

This month Panzerwrecks have produced their third in the popular series of “duel in the Mist” – with many not before seen photographs in large format and typically informative text we preview just what is included in this new volume…

Duel in the Mist Vol.3
The Leibstandarte during the Ardennes Offensive
Author: Simon Vosters, Timm Haasler and Hans Weber
Language: English text
Format: Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 272
Photos: 110 B+W wartime photos
Maps: several in colour
ISBN: 978-0-9898459-1-5
Price: $54.95/ £36.99 /€43.65
Duel in the Mist Vol. 3 tells the stories of three explosive Kampfgruppen - Peiper, Hansen and Knittel - during the Ardennes Offensive in December 1944, starting with the battles against the American engineers at Trois-Ponts and continuing through the fighting for Stoumont, La Gleize, Borgoumont and surrounding areas on 22nd December. 
Thousands of original records and photographs, plus interviews with surviving participants, have been distilled into this most densely detailed - and accurate - moment-by-moment account of the fighting to date. The authors take you into the foxholes, cellars and command posts as American and German tank forces on the outside parry and thrust for bridges and breakthroughs.
Part I: Prequel
1. Engineers in the way
2. Events at Trois-Ponts, Dec. 17th-18th 1944
3. The bridge at Neufmoulin, Dec. 18th 1944
4. Events at Trois-Ponts, Dec. 19th-21st 1944
5. North of the Amble`ve River, Dec. 21st 1944
Part II: December 22nd 1944
6. Endgame in Stoumont
7. How to break that thing?
8. Taking that place
9. Move on!
10. A castle turned into a hospital
11. Consolidating positions
12. The Germans in La Gleize
13. With the Americans east of La Gleize
14. A break in the battle
15. A cornered beast
16. Task Force McGeorge enters La Gleize
17. 505th PIR defending the Salm Line
18. The bridge incident
19. Squeezing Kampfgruppe Knittel
20. Surprise! Kampfgruppe Hansen strikes back
21. Confusion west of Stavelot
22. Counterattack at Coo
23. At the end of the day
Appendix 1. Tank crews of SS-Panzer Regiment 1 and s.SS-Pz.Abt. 501
Vehicles included in Duel in the Mist 3  are: Tiger II, Panther Ausf.G, Panther Steel Wheels, Pz.Kpfw.IV, Pz.IV/70(V), Hummel, Flakpanzer Wirbelwind, Grille Ausf.M, Sd.Kfz.251/1, Sd.Kfz.251/3, Sd.Kfz.251/7, Sd.Kfz.251/9, Sd.Kfz.251/17, Sd.Kfz.251/21, Sd.Kfz.10/5, M4A3 Sherman, M7 HMC, M12 GMC, M4 High Speed Tractor, M4A1 Mortar Carrier
Duel in the Mist 3 also provides a full overview of the tanks and crews of SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 and s.SS-Pz. Abt.501 during the Offensive.
This book is now available to pre-order from the Panzerwrecks site for $54.95/ £36.99/ €43.65 (Shipping starts 30 April.)