Analysis: The Battle Of The Bulge

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The Battle of the Bulge Historians all over the world who study wars such as World War II will know the history of the Battle of the Bulge. The Battle of the Bulge was war that took place on an 80 mile front running from southern Belgium through the Ardennes Forest, and down to Ettelbruck in the middle of Luxemburg”( Stein,1977). The Battle of the Bulge received its name because of the way it bulges on its location on the map and the bulge the Hitler’s forces created in the lines of defense of the Allied forces. The Battle would go down as one the largest land battles of World War II in which the United states participated in more than a million men all together fought in this battle 600,000 Germans, 500,000 Americans, and 55,000 British (Tol, S. I. 2014). The Battle lasted from mid-December 1944 to the end of January of 1945. The Battle of the Bulge was one of Hitler’s last attacks in attempt to target the British-American alliance, because he saw this as way to break apart and defeat the Allied forces (Winton,…show more content…
The German army although vast in numbers and equipment, did not properly prepare for the outcome of damage. The equipment such as the tank could not be properly maintained due to the weather conditions causing them to lock up. The Germans plan to attack within the ranks was a good one, but to also caused them to loose several of their soldiers due to Americans soldiers figuring them out. The Americans lost a lot of soldiers due to improper training and preparation. The soldiers were infiltrated and never saw the Germans within their ranks. Leadership should be aware of the surrounding and have soldiers prepared for such attacks. The leaders should have also realized that the war wasn’t over and maintain guard at all times. The Battle of the Bulge was a rough war and several things came out of it but in the end the Americans and British forces

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