History Hour: Battle of the Bulge
On the morning of December 16, 1944, more than 200,000 German troops and nearly 1,000 tanks crashed into Allied lines in the Ardennes Forrest. The sudden and concentrated attack was immediately successful in completely surprising Allied forces. The Allies’ reaction was swift and effective. Within a few weeks, the Allies had halted the German offensive and would commence a coordinated counteroffensive to eliminate the “bulge” that the unexpected German attacks had gained. Hitler’s desperate gamble had failed, and never again would the Germans launch an offensive in the west on a similar scale.
To learn more about this pivotal battle, plan to attend this part of the History Hour series at the Homosassa Library on Friday, December 15 at 1:30 PM.
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