The Battle of the bulge

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  • Operation Grief

    Operation Grief
    Several German soldiers with good English language skills disguise themselves as American soldiers to cause confusion when the Americans would start fighting with the Germans, but they were eventually caught and executed.
  • Initial German assault

    Initial German assault
    The first German assault of the Battle of the Bulge took place on December 16, 1944. There was a large snowstorm when the Germans attacked the Allied troops along an 80 mile front, the

    snowstorm was an advantage to the Nazis because it grounded the Allies aircraft.
  • Malmady massacre

    Malmady massacre
    84 American soldiers were massacred by the Nazis during the Battle of the Bulge.
  • German attack on twin village

    German attack on twin village
    The Nazi's attack twin villages a second time. Many teenagers were taken prisoners in the attack.
  • Abandoning the twin villages

    Abandoning the twin villages
    The twin villages were abandoned by all forces on December 19, 1944.
  • Siege of Bastogne

    Siege of Bastogne
    The Germans attacked the Belgian town of Bastogne, the assault lasted from December 20 to 27 and was won by the Americans.
  • The Fall of St. Vith

    The Fall of St. Vith
    The Final attack on St. Vith was on December 12, 1944, in which St. Vith fell to the Germans.
  • last attack on Elsenborn Ridge

    last attack on Elsenborn Ridge
    The last attack on Elsenborn Ridge was on the 22nd of December on the right.
  • US counterattack

    US counterattack
    The US made a launched a successful counterattack against the Germans from the sky along with heavy artillery support.
  • the fall of Celles

    the fall of Celles
    the town of Celles in Beligum fell to Panzer Lehr division on December 24, 1944.
  • break out attempt from the 2nd Panzer division

    break out attempt from the 2nd Panzer division
    This was one of the final attacks that was launched by the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge.
  • German counteroffensive

    German counteroffensive
    The Germans launched two new operations in an attempt to keep the offensive going, but the Germans suffered severe casualties later.