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The battle of the bulge powerpoint

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

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