The video shows an animated portrayal of the famous Battle of the Bulge. Germany’s last big offensive on the West, which surprised the Allies and gave Germans one last glimmer of hope. Watch the video to find out why it was the bloodiest US battle of the war.

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  1. Isn't this the third time that the Germans made an offensive against Belgium and France through the ardenne, how can this have possibly been a surprise attack? They did it at the start of wwi and wwii

  2. American troops were inexperienced compared to the British veterans. Look at the Hurtegen Forest where again Bradley and Hodges' mistakes cost 34,000 deaths and casualties for no strategic gain. A battle considered an American defeat. Operation Market Garden cost 17,000 casualties but gained 90 miles in territory and liberated hundreds of thousands of Dutch people. Field Marshal Montgomery was never defeated by the Germans. His 21st Army Group faced 7 German panzer around Caen whilst the Americans only faced just two poorly equipped divisions. Monty won more battles and took more ground than any American Cmdr in the war.

  3. What's not mentioned here is that Bradley fumbled the ball badly and Courtney Hodges the Cmdr of the US 1st Army had a mental breakdown. Montgomery looked him in the eye and basically told the panicking American General to get a grip. Eisenhower called in Monty because there were no plan in place. The German commander of the 5th Panzer Army, Hasso von Manteuffel said of Montgomery's leadership:

    The operations of the American 1st Army had developed into a series of individual holding actions. Montgomery's contribution to restoring the situation was that he turned a series of isolated actions into a coherent battle fought according to a clear and definite plan. It was his refusal to engage in premature and piecemeal counter-attacks which enabled the Americans to gather their reserves and frustrate the German attempts to extend their breakthrough.[121]

  4. 8:02 These numbers are bullshit. Germany fielded only 2 heavy tank batallions into this battle, both were equpped with Tiger IIs, one had a company of Tiger Is addes, that woud make a total of 90 King Tigers and a ~dozen Tiger Is, if both were at full strength.
    And whats also bullshit is that you count the numbers of the 'big cats' but ignore the numbers of Panzer IVs and StuGs, the true backbones of the German amored forces.

  5. BoB was a joke and Germany never had 55 divisions in their Western theatre, ever. They did add a few heavy panzer regiments for the BoB but that was it. The Red Army advanced from the Vistula to the Oder during the final part of the shit show presented here. People like to build up their enemy, making them appear much more efficient and dangerous (British build up of Rommel is a perfect example) because they hide their own incompetence and make like they actually overcame superior forces. What's next a Omaha Beach episode?

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