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Battle of the Bulge

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Spencer Friesen

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge Hitler decided to make one last desperate move. His goal was to cut off Allied supplies coming through the port of Antwerp, Belgium. The attack began just before dawn on December 16, 1944. Germans caught the Americans defenders by surprise. The German lines bulged outward, the attack became known as the Battle of the Bulge. Nearly six inches of snow covered the ground during this battle. Eisenhower immediately ordered General Patton to rescue them. Three days later, faster than anyone had expected in the midst of the snowstorm, Patton's troops slammed into the German lines. As the wather cleared, Allied aircraft began to hit German fuel stations. By Christmas Eve, the Germans were out of fuel and weakened by heavy losses, those driving toward Antwerp were forced to halt. Two days later, Patton's troops broke through to the German line. Fighting continued for about three weeks, but the United States had won the Battle of the Bulge. On January 8, the Germans started to retreat. They had very few resources left to prevent the Allies from entering Germany. The Americans suffered about 75,000 casualties in the Battle of the Bulge, but Germany lost somewhere between 80,000 and 100,000 casualties.
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