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Battle of the Bulge - World War II

By: Hourly History
Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
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The bloodiest battle in American history earned its name from the war correspondents who were covering the conflict. The “bulge” was a protuberance 50 miles wide and 70 miles deep in the American lines. The Germans, who had been in flight from the American invasion of Normandy, were not supposed to be in the Ardennes region, with its terrain deemed too difficult for tanks to move or soldiers to fight. That deadly assumption left the Ardennes and the town of Bastogne insufficiently defended by 80,000 American soldiers, most of whom had minimal battle experience. Attacking them were more than 400,000 well-armed German troops, many of whom had earned their fighting experience on the deadly Eastern Front. 

Inside, you will hear about:

  • After the Normandy Invasion
  • The Siege of Bastogne
  • The German infiltration
  • Nuts!
  • Old blood and guts
  • The last major German offensive
  • And much more!

Trapped and surrounded by the Germans, the besieged Americans seemed doomed. But a daring action by General Patton would break through the German lines and end the siege of Bastogne, bringing supplies and reinforcements that would allow the Americans to prove their mettle at the largest battle fought on the Western Front in Europe.

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  • Poppa Chris
  • 20-09-19

Cliff Notes version of the story.

Far too brief in scope. You can get more detail from a comic book. I expected much more.

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