Monday, November 16, 2015

Tigers in the Ardennes: The 501st Heavy SS Tank Battalion in the Battle of the Bulge by Gregory Walden



Tigers in the Ardennes: The 501st Heavy SS Tank Battalion in the Battle of the Bulge



Tigers in the Ardennes is an historical reference covering the actions of a German Tiger tank unit in World War II’s Battle of the Bulge. It provides the most detailed look at the actions of a single German battalion in the Battle of the Bulge and is the product of years of research in archives, conversations with German and American veterans, and detailed examination of terrain in the Ardennes battlefields. The book includes descriptions of the tanks used in the battle, interviews with German and American veterans, and over 100 photographs, some never before published.



About the Author
Local author Gregory Walden is a retired U.S. Army officer and military historian. In the Army Greg served in Armor branch, and spent most of his service time in Cavalry units. He spent three tours of duty in Germany during the Cold War. While there he visited the Ardennes area many times to study the battle sites and was fortunate to meet with a number of veterans. His experience as a tank unit commander provides unique insight into the tactical difficulties of armor movements through the Ardennes forest region of Belgium. Greg is a member of the Company of Military Historians and of the Association of 3d Armored Division Veterans, and lives in Titusville.  He can be contacted at gwalden@cfl.rr.com


Tigers in the Ardennes is available online from Schiffer Publishing (www.schifferbooks.com) and from retailers including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and Walmart.com.

Meet Gregory Walden at the Meet the Authors Book Fair in the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne, Florida, on November 21 and 22, 2015, from 9:30AM to 4:30PM. The book fair is in conjunction with the ArtWorks Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival. Both events are on Highland Avenue in Melbourne, Florida, and are free and open to the public.

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