World War II

Daniel Shifflett

Battle of the Bulge

In December 1944, Adolph Hitler attempted to split the allied armies in Northwest Europe by means of surprise blitzkrieg thrust through the Ardennes to Antwerp. Caught of-guard, American units fought desperate battles to stem the German advance at St. Vith, Elsenborn Ridge, Houffalize and Bastogne. As Germans went deeper into Ardennes trying to take bridgeheads. Lieutenant General George S. Patton's successful maneuvering of the Third Army to Bastogne was vital to the allied defense. This lead to the neutralization of the German counteroffensive even though the heavy casualties.
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Battle of Britan

In the summer and fall of 1940, German and British air forces clashed over the U.K. This was the the largest bombing campaign to date. A huge turning point of the War. The battle ended when Germany's Luftwaffe failed to gain the airspace over the Royal Air Force even though they spent months targeting Britan's air bases, military, and mostly its population. Britan's victory saved them from an invasion and a loss for future major battles.
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