Battle of the bulge the battle of the bulge, hitler’s desperate gamble to split the allied forces attacking germany from the west during the winter of 1945, is a classic in military history it is reviewed here primarily from the perspective of the allied operational level of command. The germans hadn’t got quickly through the 28 id along the our river, which gave the 101ab time to arrive and set up shop then the germans had the rather adventurist overall mission of crossing the meuse and taking antwerp, which meant they couldn’t pit everything and the kitchen sink against bastogne. Not at all if the germans managed to win at the bulge,there would have been one of two results 1 the red army gains more ground in germany, perhaps ensuring that political leaders less embracing of the west are the ones left in charge when the occupation begins. Caught off-guard, american units fought desperate battles to stem the german advance at st-vith, elsenborn ridge, houffalize and bastogne as the germans drove deeper into the ardennes in an attempt to secure vital bridgeheads, the allied line took on the appearance of a large bulge, giving rise to the battle’s name.
Battle of the bulge the german success continued unhindered for five foggy days, creating a 50-mile westward bulge in the lines, which gave the battle its popular name american losses included a mass surrender of 7,500 soldiers, the single worst defeat for us troops during the entire war in europe for the germans, the battle of the. The battle of the bulge (16 december 1944 – 25 january 1945) was the last major german offensive campaign on the western front during world war ii it was launched through the densely forested ardennes region of wallonia in eastern belgium, northeast france, and luxembourg, towards the end of world war ii. There's no reason to believe that a defeat at the battle of the bulge would've forced an armistice on the western front, especially since the western allies held a severe advantage over their german enemies by that point in the war but let's say. The battle of the bulge was an german counteroffensive launched in december 1944 against the allied advance during the last months of world war ii it resulted in severe losses to both sides, and ultimately failed to prevent the allies from advancing into germany and winning the war.
What if germany won the battle of the bulge discussion in one by one yes, the loss of antwerp would have delayed the allies getting supplies up to the front but not by much the battle of the bulge was too little too late marienburg, mar 25, 2007 #2 for the germans ever to have 'won' the battle but if the germans had won - by. At bottom, the issue was that strategic surprise gave only a temporary odds advantage in the local area the allied armies of 1944 were vastly more capable and more mobile than those of the early war, and they flocked to the break in site from all directions the german odds edge had evaporated down to parity in 2 weeks time. Since cm market garden should be on it's way, i assume the battle of the bulge comes closer too in preparation i've got a question having read an awful lot about the botb/ardennes (john toland - the story of the bulge is an excellent read), i still don't know much about the reasons why this german offensive failed so miserably. What’s more, whilst it’s true that german forces surrounding bastogne did not have an overwhelming numerical edge, the americans were stretched to defend an extended line in all directions of the compass that, of necessity was thinly manned. Battle of the bulge summary: the battle of the bulge (december 16, 1944–january 16, 1945), also known as the ardennes offensive, was the largest battle fought on the western front in europe during world war ii it is also the largest battle ever fought by the united states army it was a german offensive intended to drive a wedge between the.
Allied advance became stalled along the german border in the winter of 1944, germany staged a massive counterattack in belgium and luxembourg which pushed back the allies the allies stopped the german advance and threw them back across the rhine with heavy losses battle between the allies and the germans along the french and germany border. Why was the battle of the bulge significant a it marked the allies' first victory in a land battle b it marked the axis powers' first loss in a land battle c it marked the liberation of the death camps d it marked the last german offensive. Start studying part 2 amer history unit 1 learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools a germany won the battle b the battle was fought between the soviets and germans why was the battle of the bulge significant a it marked the allies' first victory in a land battle b it marked the axis. Network-centric and edge decisionmaking (or perhaps better stated, sensemaking) would gave the initiative to the germans they also planned to insert paratroops behind allied lines and seize bridges over the meuse river, but a combination of logistics errors (there was no case study: battle of the bulge.
Battle of the bulge, also called battle of the ardennes, (december 16, 1944–january 16, 1945), the last major german offensive on the western front during world war ii—an unsuccessful attempt to push the allies back from german home territory. Start studying chapter 16 learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools search the allies won the battle of the bulge they were successful in defeating the german's attempt to punch a hole in the allied lines the battle of okinawa gave the allies airfields not far from the japanese mainland from. At the battle of the bulge, the allies suffered close to 70,000 casualties, most of them american but the effort cost the germans far more: 200,000 men, and 800 tanks and 1500 planes that could not be replaced to add salt to their wound, the germans gained virtually nothing by february, the bulge had been flattened.
Maybe you guys are all right and the battle of the bulge was just a last hope of a crazed dictator but i still tend to think the effect of a new german victory would've changed the war perhaps because i live in holland and we are still slightly afraid of what might've happened if the nazi's won the war and this would still be nazi-territory. The german success continued unhindered for five foggy days, creating a 50-mile westward bulge in the lines, which gave the battle its popular name american losses included a mass surrender of 7,500 soldiers, the single worst defeat for us troops during the entire war in europe. Germany, battle of the bulge battle in world war ii overview of germany, battle of the bulge by phd students from stanford, harvard, and berkeley. The siege of bastogne was an engagement in december 1944 between american and german forces at the belgian town of bastogne, as part of the larger battle of the bulge the goal of the german offensive was the harbour at antwerp.
Summary of the battle the battle of the bulge – fortunes of war battle of the bulge – 4th armored division help end the siege of bastogne the battle of bastogne on youtube map: the western front – 3 january 1945 the ardennes offensive: air resupply by paradrops and gliders (23–27 dec 1944) national wwii glider pilots association, inc. Battle of the bulge the battle of the bulge, hitler’s desperate gamble to split the allied forces attacking germany from the west during the winter of 1945, is a classic in military history. The battle of the bulge (16 december 1944 – 25 january 1945) was the last major german offensive campaign on the western front during world war ii it was launched through the densely forested ardennes region of wallonia in eastern belgium , northeast france , and luxembourg , towards the end of world war ii. The bulge failed for the germans more so at elsenborn — not so much at bastogne both actions demonstrated the toughness and resilience of the us forces, as well as the difficulty of attacking in winter through the ardennes against determined resistance.