Battle of the Bulge

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Location and Date

The Ardennes, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany

December 1944- January 1945

What countries were involved?

Germans and the Allied Forces

Significance of the battle?

Last major Nazi offensive in World War II and the German losses were so heavy that it was impossible for the Germans to launch another attack on allied forces.

Outcome of battle

Allied Victory

Casualties of battle

90,000 Allies

100,000 Germans

Primary Leaders

German Commanders
  • General Hasso Von Manteuffel
  • General Josef Dietrich
  • General Adolf Robert Erich
US Commanders
  • General Dwight D Eisenhower
  • General Omar Bradley
  • General George S. Patton
  • General Anthony McAuliffe
  • General Courtney Hodges

Interesting stuff about the battle

  • It was called the Battle of the Bulge because as the German force raced west across the Ardennes their lines bulged outwards.
  • The prime minister of Britain, Winston Churchill said "This is undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war.