THE ARDENNES ON FIRE
BRAND NEW, STATE OF THE ART, PANTHER TANKS DETRAIN IN THE EIFEL IN LATE OCTOBER 1944, AND A MASSIVE KING TIGER TANK PASSING THROUGH TONDORF, GERMANY, ON DECEMBER 16 1944. THEY WERE TWO OF THE GREATEST BATTLE TANKS EVER PRODUCED IN THE HISTORY OF WARFARE. EVEN BY TODAY'S STANDARDS, THEY WOULD PROBABLY BE VERY GOOD WEAPONS. THAT GIVES YOU A LITTLE IDEA OF JUST HOW POWERFUL AND TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED THEY WERE FOR THEIR TIME.
Greetings to everyone! My name is Timothy J. Thompson. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my website dedicated to my latest book: THE ARDENNES ON FIRE. This is just volume one in a huge and outstanding series that will soon follow! This particular book details Germany's intensive military preparations leading up to the great Ardennes counter offensive of mid-December 1944. Then, I take the reader through each and every aspect of the very first day of the mighty German onslaught: December 16 1944. I cover all three sectors of the attack in extreme detail and show just how far each German army advanced during the initial 18 hours of their desperate assault. I have always had a great passion for both history and writing. I have earned both a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in United States History from the University of Missouri St. Louis. My major emphasis was on the period from 1865 to the present day. During my tenure as a Graduate Student, I minored in Twentieth Century European History, with a special emphasis upon both World Wars. Although I am greatly intrigued by the First World War, I must admit that I love the Second World War, by far, the most. And, specifically, I am thoroughly encompassed by the BATTLE OF THE BULGE. I have always loved and been gripped by that incredible campaign more than any other.
THE ARDENNES ON FIRE is my fourth major publication. I have three other ones that I am equally proud of. They are entitled: GRIT AND VALOR: THE STORY OF SWALE, MAGICIANS ON ICE, and WACHT AM RHEIN. My very first one, GRIT AND VALOR was published in March of 2006. It details the life, great career, and tragic death of a thoroughbred racehorse named SWALE. He was one of the greatest and most beloved sons of the legendary and immortal SEATTLE SLEW. It is a must read for any sports lover and horse racing enthusiast. My second book, MAGICIANS ON ICE, was published in April of 2008. It chronicles the very beginnings of the great Soviet Hockey Dynasty. It is also a must read for any sports guru. And, my third major publication, WACHT AM RHEIN, examines just how the Germans were able to assemble such a massive force of men and arms for their great Ardennes counter offensive of mid-December 1944. It is a must read for any World War Two enthusiast. Timothy J. Thompson has many works underway currently, and his readers will thoroughly enjoy his future publications in much the same way they have loved his first four.
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