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  • 1. TheBattleofTheBulge
    Created by Ralph & Noah
  • 2. Why it started
    Hitler believed that France, Britain, and America were all weak
    He thought if they would have a huge loss their alliance would break up
    Because of this he ordered a large attack on the allied forces
  • 3. Who was involved
    Germany was the main country because it was Hitler’s idea to attack
    The Allied Forces
    America (main target of Germans)
    France
    Britain
  • 4. Commanders
    General Dwight D. Eisenhower (Supreme Allied Commander)
    General Omar Bradley (12th U.S. Army Group)
    General Courtney Hodges (1st U.S. Army)
    General George S. Patton (3rd U.S. Army)
    General Anthony "Nuts" McAuliffe (101st Airborne Division)
  • 5. Military Use
    About 500,000 German soldiers
    About 600,000 American soldiers
    And around 55,000 British soldiers
  • 6. Where it was
    Ardennes Forest in Belgium
    Other territories scattered all across Belgium
  • 7. Weather
    The Ardennes Forest had some of its worst weather during the Battle of the Bulge
    It was extremely cold with sub-freezing temperatures
    It had some of the snowiest weather ever recorded in the forest
  • 8. Length of Battle
    Started on July 20, 1944
    Ended during the month of January, 1945
    German attacks failed
    This was the last main battle of World War II
  • 9. What was lost
    Germans suffered about 100,000 casualties
    Americans suffered approximately 81,000 casualties
  • 10. Germany failed
    Intentions were to split up the American and British forces
    The idea backfired and it didn’t work at all
    They lost many soldiers from the battle
    Overall, it was a huge failure
  • 11. Was it worth it
    Germany might have regretted trying to split up US and Britain
    In the end this was just a major step towards the end of WWII