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Battle of the Bulge - Historic Footage

On December 16, 1944 Americans in the Ardennes Forest were surprised when Hitler's forces launched a major offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge.

This historic footage, from the scene of battle, helps to explain why so many men were killed in the nearly month-long fight.

When the Germans lost their Ardennes Offensive (click here for an explanation of military map symbols), many people believed that the war in Europe would soon be over.


Media Credits

Clip of historic footage from Universal Newsreels, online courtesy U.S. National Archives.

Linked map (and symbol-explanations) from:

United States Army in World War II
European Theater of Operations


The Ardennes:
Battle of the Bulge


By Hugh M. Cole

CMH Publication 7-8

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF MILITARY HISTORY
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
WASHINGTON, D.C., 2000

Library of Congress Catalog Number: 65-60001

 

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