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The Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge

An Allied Victory and the Road to Liberation
978280627303144EBookPlurilingua PublishingThe Battle of the Bulge began in late 1944 with the last major German offensive of the Second World War. Following the Normandy landings earlier that year, the German army was in a weakened state, so this offensive was an attempt to cripple the Allied armies by dividing them and cutting off their supplies. Although the Allies were initially caught by surprise and sustained heavy losses, they were able to fight back and secure victory in the last significant battle on the European Front. In just 50 minutes, you will learn about the situations of the Allied and Axis forces prior to the Battle of the Bulge, understand the rationale behind the launch of a new attack in the West and find out why the Wehrmacht's offensive ultimately failed. This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough analysis of the preparation, strategies and maneuvers of both sides in the battle. It also features biographies of the key commanders and leaders, including Bernard Law Montgomery and George Smith Patton, a valuable introduction to the political and social context and an evaluation of the battle's impact, giving you all the essential information about this important combat. About the Battle of the Bulge The Battle of the Bulge began on 16 December 1944 with a surprise attack launched by the German army. The Nazis aimed to recapture the Belgian port of Antwerp, which would divide the Allies and prevent from them from replenishing their supplies, but Hitler's troops were ultimately unsuccessful. The battle marked the end of the war on the European Front and hastened the conclusion of the six-year-long war. This clear and accessible 44-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to the Battle of the Bulge Political and social context From the Atlantic Wall to the Westwall Consequences of the Allied landings Seizing the port of Antwerp The Battle of Hürtgen Forest Commanders and leaders Bernard Law Montgomery, British marshal George Smith Patton, American general Hasso von Manteuffel, German general Sepp Dietrich, German general Analysis of the battle German preparation The situation of the Allies The surprise attack The defense of Bastogne The outcome of the battle Impact of the Battle of the Bulge The end of the war on the European Front The trials for war crimes The occupation of Belgium Summary The Battle of the Bulge began in late 1944 with the last major German offensive of the Second World War. Following the Normandy landings earlier that year, the German army was in a weakened state, so this offensive was an attempt to cripple the Allied armies by dividing them and cutting off their supplies. Although the Allies were initially caught by surprise and sustained heavy losses, they were able to fight back and secure victory in the last significant battle on the European Front. In just 50 minutes, you will learn about the situations of the Allied and Axis forces prior to the Battle of the Bulge, understand the rationale behind the launch of a new attack in the West and find out why the Wehrmacht's offensive ultimately failed. This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough analysis of the preparation, strategies and maneuvers of both sides in the battle. It also features biographies of the key commanders and leaders, including Bernard Law Montgomery and George Smith Patton, a valuable introduction to the political and social context and an evaluation of the battle's impact, giving you all the essential information about this important combat. About the Battle of the Bulge The Battle of the Bulge began on 16 December 1944 with a surprise attack launched by the German army. The Nazis aimed to recapture the Belgian port of Antwerp, which would divide the Allies and prevent from them from replenishing their supplies, but Hitler's troops were ultimately unsuccessful. The battle marked the end of the war on the European Front and hastened the conclusion of the six-year-long war. This clear and accessible 44-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to the Battle of the Bulge Political and social context From the Atlantic Wall to the Westwall Consequences of the Allied landings Seizing the port of Antwerp The Battle of Hürtgen Forest Commanders and leaders Bernard Law Montgomery, British marshal George Smith Patton, American general Hasso von Manteuffel, German general Sepp Dietrich, German general Analysis of the battle German preparation The situation of the Allies The surprise attack The defense of Bastogne The outcome of the battle Impact of the Battle of the Bulge The end of the war on the European Front The trials for war crimes The occupation of Belgium Summary application/pdf1 20th century, Belgium, Bernard Law Montgomery, Liberation, military strategy, Nazi Germany, Normandy Landings, Second World War, Third Reich, USA, war, Wehrmacht, Western Front
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The Battle of the Bulge began in late 1944 with the last major German offensive of the Second World War. Following the Normandy landings earlier that year, the German army was in a weakened state, so this offensive was an attempt to cripple the Allied armies by dividing them and cutting off their supplies. Although the Allies were initially caught by...
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The Battle of the Bulge began in late 1944 with the last major German offensive of the Second World War. Following the Normandy landings earlier that year, the German army was in a weakened state, so this offensive was an attempt to cripple the Allied armies by dividing them and cutting off their supplies. Although the Allies were initially caught by surprise and sustained heavy losses, they were able to fight back and secure victory in the last significant battle on the European Front. In just 50 minutes, you will learn about the situations of the Allied and Axis forces prior to the Battle of the Bulge, understand the rationale behind the launch of a new attack in the West and find out why the Wehrmacht‘s offensive ultimately failed.

This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough analysis of the preparation, strategies and maneuvers of both sides in the battle. It also features biographies of the key commanders and leaders, including Bernard Law Montgomery and George Smith Patton, a valuable introduction to the political and social context and an evaluation of the battle’s impact, giving you all the essential information about this important combat.

About the Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge began on 16 December 1944 with a surprise attack launched by the German army. The Nazis aimed to recapture the Belgian port of Antwerp, which would divide the Allies and prevent from them from replenishing their supplies, but Hitler’s troops were ultimately unsuccessful. The battle marked the end of the war on the European Front and hastened the conclusion of the six-year-long war.

This clear and accessible 44-page book is structured as follows:

  • Introduction to the Battle of the Bulge
  • Political and social context
    • From the Atlantic Wall to the Westwall
    • Consequences of the Allied landings
    • Seizing the port of Antwerp
    • The Battle of Hürtgen Forest
  • Commanders and leaders
    • Bernard Law Montgomery, British marshal
    • George Smith Patton, American general
    • Hasso von Manteuffel, German general
    • Sepp Dietrich, German general
  • Analysis of the battle
    • German preparation
    • The situation of the Allies
    • The surprise attack
    • The defense of Bastogne
    • The outcome of the battle
  • Impact of the Battle of the Bulge
    • The end of the war on the European Front
    • The trials for war crimes
    • The occupation of Belgium
  • Summary

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9782806273031

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Plurilingua Publishing

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44

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