Talk:Operation Nordwind

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6 Oct. 2006 1545 hours.

Nordwind was the last major German offensive of the war, not just the Western Front. (See p. 495 of Riviera to the Rhine by Clark and Smith; "These attacks would begin the last major German offensive of the European War."

Operation Nordwind[edit]

A source was cited which establishes that Operation Nordwind was the last major German offensive of the war. The same source "Riviera to the Rhine" makes it clear that the Battle of the Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge)was separate and distinct from the Battle of Alsace (Nordwind) so it is incorrect to place it within the chronology of the former. I also point out that the work of V.P. Charles von Luttichau supports "Riviera to the Rhine" as well as the Operational Histories of Seventh Army and 6th Army Group. Finally, "Riviera to the Rhine" is the official US Army history for Seventh Army, and is part of the US Army in WWII series. It was co-authored by the Chief Historian of the Army, Dr. Jeffrey Clarke. 14thArmored 2030 Hours 16 November 2006

Superficial article[edit]

Call me Mr. Overbearing, but I think the article needs improvement. I may well translate the German Aticle into English, subsituting this one.Antisyntagmatarchos (talk) 20:17, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Conflict between text & reference[edit]

At the moment number of US casualties is claimed to be 29,000. Source "Riviera to the Rhine" says 14,000 in page 527, which is cited here. In footnote there are several figures, like "Seventh Army hospitals processing about 9,000 wounded and 17,000 "sick and injured"" but also speculations about many of them returning to their units after treatment, which doesn't really make them casualties. Also, there is only one number given concerning killed US soldiers, and it's 773, not 3,000 as claimed here. The same problem is in German article too. Where does this 3000 come from? Riviera to the Rhine, chapter 28 Ukas (talk) 00:26, 7 February (edit: fixed link)

Casualty figures were revised to reflect the above cited reference "Riviera to the Rhine" published by the U.S. Army Center of Military History. NotaBene 鹰百利 Talk 18:36, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Is this the BoB?[edit]

Is this simply the German name for the Battle of the Bulge? It seems to be. Maury Markowitz (talk) 21:51, 8 September 2016 (UTC)