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The Battle Of The Bulge

  • The Battle of the Bulge (also known as the Ardennes Offensive) (16 December 1944 - 25 January 1945) was a major offensive launched toward the end of World War II through the densely forested Ardennes Mountain region of Wallonia in Belguim, France and Luxembourg on the Western Front.


    The German offensive was supported by serveral subordinate operations. Germany's goal for these operations was to split the British and American allied line in half, capturing Antwerp, Belgium, and then proceed to encircle and destroy four Allied armies, forcing the Western Allies to negotiate a peace treaty. Once accomplished, Hitler could return his attention and the bulk of his forces to the Soviet armies in the east.


    For the Americans, with about 500,000 to 840,000 men committed and some 70,000 to 89,000 casualties, including 19,000 killed, The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest battle they fought during World War II.


    TOTAL RUNNING TIME approximately 98 minutes.






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