Battle of the Bulge

“It was the biggest and bloodiest single battle American soldiers ever fought."
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The Battle of the bulge occurred after the Invasion of Normandy. Allies rushed across France,
but before they could cross the Rhine River they had to face a last stand German onslaught.
Fought from December 16th, 1944 to January 25th, 1945, it was the largest battle of World
War II. "Bulge" in the title came from the westward bulging shape of the battleground on the map.
The battle was lead by General Bradley and General Dwight D. Eisenhower. More than a
million men fought in the battle, 600,000 Germans, 500,000 Americans and 55,000 British. The
U.S. army was equipped with 80,000 men, 400 tanks, and 400 guns, compared to the Germans who had 200,000 men, 600 tanks, and 1,900 guns.

Germans were the ones who ended up being affected the most due to, lack of fuel, transportation, and sometimes abandoned. More than 100,000 Germans were taken in as prisoners and 1,000 of their air crafts were destroyed. Almost 80,000 Americans were killed, maimed, or captured.


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22nd, December. "The Battle of the Bulge." History Learning Site. Web. 16 Dec. 2011.<http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_the_bulge.htm>.

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"Battle of the Bulge." United States American History. Web. 16 Dec. 2011.<http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1753.html>.

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"Battle of the Bulge Begins — History.com This Day in History — 12/16/1944." History.com — History Made Every Day — American & World History. Web. 16 Dec. 2011. <http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-the-bulge-begins>.

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