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the ardennes 



In December 1944, Hitler took his last major gamble. He sent his toughest available Panzer Divisions through the thinly-held American and British lines in the Ardennes Forest, an area of Belgium that separates France from Germany.


The Ardennes battle--the Battle of the Bulge--became the Stalingrad of the Western Front: vicious fighting in bitter cold between armies that took no prisoners. 

  • Map of the Battle of the Bulge

  • Band of Brothers, Ep. 7, "The Breaking Point" -Lg Blk (1:09)

  • Ardennes, 1944, by A. Beevor (share notes)

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