Battle Of The Bulge: The Deadliest Battle In World War II

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The battle of the bulge is one of the deadliest battle in World War 2. In December 1944, Adolf Hitler attempted to split the allied armies in Northwest Europe by means of surprise blitzkrieg thrust through the Ardennes to antwerp. Caught off guard, American units fought desperate battles to stem the German advance at St.-Vith, Elsenborn Ridge, Houffalize and Bastogne, Lieutenant General George S. Patton 's successful maneuvering of the third Army to bastogne proved vital to the allied defense, leading to the neutralization of the German Counteroffensive despite heavy casualties. On December 16, three German Armies launched the deadliest most desperate battle of the war in the west in the poorly ordered, rugged, heavily forested Ardennes. A shortage
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