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  THE ARDENNES: BATTLE OF THE BULGE (Contents)
The last phase of operations in the Ardennes, therefore, is properly part and parcel of the final Allied offensive in Europe, and so the course of battle beginning on 3 January 1945 is described in another and final volume of this subseries.
The Ardennes battle normally was "fought," in the sense of exercising decisive command and directing operations, by the corps commander.
On the contrary, the operations in the Ardennes show in real life tactical forms and formations which (in such things as dispersal, gaps between units, counterattack doctrine, widths of front, and fluidity of movement) are comparable to those taught by current Army doctrine and envisaged for the future.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/wwii/7-8/7-8_CONT.HTM   (2619 words)

  
  Battle of the Bulge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ardennes Offensive, also known as Second Battle of the Ardennes and popularly known as the Battle of the Bulge, started in late December 1944 and was the last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War II.
Indiciative of the desperate circumstances under which the battle plan was finally approved, was the intentional scheduling of the offensive just as the weather produced a massive warm front with heavy fog and low lying clouds, effectively grounding the Allied air forces in the area for the first few days of the operation.
Attacks by the 6th SS Panzer Army infantry units in the north fared badly due to unexpectedly fierce resistance by the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division and U.S. 99th Infantry Division, which was attached to the 2nd, at the Elsborn Ridge, stalling their advance; this forced Dietrich to unleash his panzer forces early.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Bulge   (6746 words)

  
 Ardennes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Much of the Ardennes is covered in dense forests, with hills averaging around 350-500 m (1148-1640 ft) in height but rising to over 650 m (2132 ft) in the boggy moors of the Hautes Fagnes (Hohes Venn) region of north-eastern Belgium.
The Ardennes saw three major battles during the world wars – the Battle of the Ardennes in World War I, and the Battle of France and Battle of the Bulge in World War II.
The rugged terrain of the Ardennes severely limits the scope for agriculture, with arable and dairy farming in cleared areas the mainstay of the agricultural economy.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Ardennes   (475 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Battle of Ardennes (1944)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Allied units deployed in the Ardennes were a mixture of green troops (such as the rookie U.S. 99th and 106th Divisions), and battle-hardened troops sent to that sector to recuperate (the U.S. 2nd Division).
The German assault began on December 16, 1944 at 0530 hrs with a massive artillery barrage on the Allied troops facing the 6th SS Panzer Army.
Because of the extensive dispersal of the jump, with Fallschirmjäger being reported all over the Ardennes, the Allies believed a major divisional sized jump took place, resulting in much confusion and causing them to allocate men to secure their rear instead of sending them off to the front to face the main German thrust.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Battle-of-Ardennes-(1944)   (5416 words)

  
 USAREUR Public Affairs News Release
This photo was taken hours before the "National" commemoration of the "Battle of the Ardennes," at which more than 90 veterans returned to remember their fallen, fellow Soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge.
Battle of the Bulge veterans render honors to the nation during the playing of the National Anthem during a ceremony commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Dec. 16, at the Luxembourg American Cemetary, which is the resting place of 5,076 American servicemen and women from the first and second World War.
Clemens was a member of the American Army honor guard during the "National" commemoration of the "Battle of the Ardennes" hosted by the government of Luxembourg, Dec. 16, which was held at the Luxembourg American Cemetery.
www.hqusareur.army.mil /htmlinks/Press_Releases/2004/Dec2004/20Dec2004-01.htm   (843 words)

  
 Bulging Muscle -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ardennes seems to be the more formal name for the Battle.
The Battle of the Ardennes is a WW1 battle.
Battle of the Bulge was the US Army's slang for it.
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 DefenseLINK News: Battle of the Bulge Remembered 60 Years Later
Sixty years ago this week, Allied and German forces faced off in the Battle of the Ardennes, more commonly known as the Battle of the Bulge because of the "bulge" the Germans placed on the thinly held Allied lines in the region.
The Battle of the Bulge proved to be one of the largest and bloodiest battles of World War II — one that demonstrated the resolve of the U.S. Army despite being heavily outnumbered and faced with extraordinarily difficult circumstances.
On Dec. 23, the United States troops began their first counterattack on the southern flank of the Ardennes "bulge." The struggle between the Allies and the Germans continued until Jan. 16, 1944, after the Allies' original line in Ardennes was restored.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Dec2004/n12142004_2004121406.html   (827 words)

  
 Peleliu
THE SIEGE OF BASTOGNE is one chapter in the history of the battle of the Ardennes.
The Bulge: The Peril of the 99 Division.
The Siege of Bastogne: The 101 Airborne in the Battle of the Bulge
www.militaryunits.com /Ardennes.htm   (1777 words)

  
 Online Dictionary for French English, Spanish English, Italian English, and more.
To battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "they battled over the budget"; SYN: combat.
Battle during World War II; in December 1945 von Rundstedt launched a powerful counteroffensive in the Ardennes Forest that caught the Allies by surprise; SYN: Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes counteroffensive.
A World War I battle in northwestern France where the Allies defeated the Germans in 1918; troops were transported from Paris in taxis; SYN: Belleau Wood, Chateau-Thierry, Marne River.
www.ultralingua.net /?service=ee&text=Battle   (370 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Battle of the Bulge (Wars And Battles) - Encyclopedia
Battle of the Bulge, popular name in World War II for the German counterattack in the Ardennes, Dec., 1944–Jan., 1945.
It is also known as the Battle of the Ardennes.
Taking advantage of the foggy weather and of the total surprise of the Allies, the Germans penetrated deep into Belgium, creating a dent, or "bulge," in the Allied lines and threatening to break through to the N Belgian plain and seize Antwerp.
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 Amazon.ca: Books: Battle of the Ardennes 1944 (1): St. Vith and the Northern Shoulder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The northern sector of the "Battle of the Bulge" generally receives far less coverage than the fighting further south around Bastogne, but Zaloga clearly states that this was in fact, where the battle was decided.
Battle of the Ardennes (I) begins in standard Osprey format with a short section on the origins of the campaign and a chronology (up to 24 December 1944).
Battle of the Ardennes (I) has three 3-D maps (Battle for Krinkelt & Rocherath, Kampfgruppe Peiper's route and the Battle at Dom Butgenbach); these maps are only so-so and the one on Peiper is practically useless since it covers too large an area.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1841765600   (1015 words)

  
 The Ardennes Offensive, December 16, 1944 - January 30, 1945
The largest battle in the West during the war, some 600,000 Americans fought it, and 80,000 were killed, captured, or wounded.
The failure of the Ardennes meant that those tanks and soldiers would not be available for the defense of Germany herself.
The Battle of the Bulge in Luxembourg by Roland Gaul
www.worldwar2database.com /html/ardennes.htm   (1575 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Ardennes, Battle of the (Wars And Battles) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Ardennes, Battle of the (Wars And Battles) - Encyclopedia
Ardennes, Battle of the: see Battle of the Bulge.
More articles from AllRefer Reference on Ardennes, Battle of the
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 First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of the Ardennes, 1914
Fought between 21-23 August 1914, the Battle of the Ardennes comprised one of the Battles of the Frontiers conducted during the first month of the war, August 1914.
The battle was sparked somewhat unusually by the mutual confused collision of French and German invasion forces in the lower Ardennes forests.
The aim of the advancing French forces was straightforward: to attack the German centre in the flank as it passed through the woods of the Ardennes.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/ardennes.htm   (622 words)

  
 Battle war games - The Ardennes Offensive!
Your main combat units in the battle are infantry and Armour.
"The Ardennes Offensive" is a great battle war game, because it is a great study on what really happened at the Battle of the Bulge, I am a history buff and the game is an eye opener.
Ardennes is a great game, I am a solitaire player and the computer is a smart player and very real, I had my men dig into any rough terrain I could find and they held, Hurray!
www.ssgus.com /ardennes1.html   (933 words)

  
 Scenario Detail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Battle lost is ‘s ‘ because the TOAW version did not cover the 1940 campaign.
The two game have been designed by Danny S Parker who has worked many years on the battle, and at least for the unit presence (baring my own errors), the OOB is probably one of the most precise available on the Bulge.
The road net is made of improved road as the Ardennes provided 3 type of road : - Trail, the scale would have covered every hexes with them and they would have permit an easy way to go trough hard terrain.
www.wargamer.com /toaw/display-notes.asp?ID=1225   (617 words)

  
 Battle Of Bulge the 1944 (2): Bastogne (Campaign)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Battle of the Ardennes 1944: St Vith and the Northern Shoulder (Campaign, 115)
The Battle of the Bulge is one of those subjects in military history that has been so over-covered that readers must be wary of new volumes on this subject, many of which only repackage what other writers did earlier.
The order of battle provided is a bit overly succinct since it lists only division-level units; certainly the German Volks artillery corps and the US engineer units at Bastogne should have been listed.
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 Malmedy Hotel Ardennes hotel Hautes Fagnes Ardennes Hotels hotel Malmedy Spa
L´Hôtel La Forge se situe à Malmedy en Ardennes belges, aux pieds des Hautes Fagnes et de l´Eifel.
Les Ardennes belges, peu touchées par la pollution, les Hautes Fagnes, Parc naturel unique en Europe et l´Eifel avec ses biotopes.
Ski de fond en Fagnes et Ardennes, à Waimes, Baugnez, Ligneuville, Ovifat, Botrange, Butgenbach, Nidrum, Stavelot et Spa.
www.hotel-la-forge.be   (296 words)

  
 Battle ofthe Bulge
The Ardennes Offensive (called Unternehmen: Wacht am Rhein (Watch on the Rhine) by the German military, officially named the Battle of the Ardennes by the U.S. Army (and known to the general public as the Battle of the Bulge), started on December 16, 1944.
The goal of these operations as planned by the Germans was to split the British and American Allied line in half, capturing Antwerp and then proceeding to encircle and destroy four Allied armies, forcing the Western Allies to negotiate a peace treaty in the Axis’s favor.
In its entirety, the “Battle of the Bulge” was the most bloody of the comparatively few European battles American forces experienced in WWII, the 19,000 American dead unsurpassed by any other engagement.
www.battlefieldeurope.co.uk /html/ardennes_offensive.html   (509 words)

  
 Battle of the Bulge on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
High Schools Battle the ''9th Grade Bulge''; High Schools Are Turning to Destination Math to Prevent Math-Related Failures and Drop-Outs, Riverdeep Says.
World War II veteran Bill Guarnere, 81, of the 101st Airborne "Band of Brothers" lost his right leg in shelling of Bastone, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge, but it hasn't slowed him down.
The two soldiers were separated during the Battle of the Bulge, but recently made contact by using the Internet.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/BattleB1u.asp   (753 words)

  
 Battle war games - The Ardennes Offensive!
Your main combat units in the battle are infantry and Armour.
"The Ardennes Offensive" is a great battle war game, because it is a great study on what really happened at the Battle of the Bulge, I am a history buff and the game is an eye opener.
Ardennes is a great game, I am a solitaire player and the computer is a smart player and very real, I had my men dig into any rough terrain I could find and they held, Hurray!
ssgus.com /ardennes1.html   (844 words)

  
 Ardennes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The World War II Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial is located near the southeast edge of Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium, twelve miles southwest of Liege.
Along the outside of the memorial, inscribed on granite slabs, are the names of 461 American Missing who gave their lives in the service of their country, but whose remains were never recovered or identified.
The cemetery, ninety acres in extent, contains the graves of 5,329 American military Dead, many of whom died in the "Battle of the Bulge." Their headstones are aligned in straight rows that compose the form of a huge Greek cross on the lawn and are framed by tree masses.
www.abmc.gov /ar.htm   (402 words)

  
 Battle of the Ardennes -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
[Categories: Battles of World War I] The Battle of the Ardennes was one of the opening battles of (A war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the central powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918) World War I.
It took place from August 21-23, 1914, part of the (Click link for more info and facts about Battle of the Frontiers) Battle of the Frontiers.
The French forces consisting of the Third and Fourth Armies, expecting only light resistance ran into a German advance consisting of the (A person of German nationality) German Fourth and Fifth Armies.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/battle_of_the_ardennes.htm   (142 words)

  
 Bulge, Battle of the --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The name Battle of the Bulge was appropriated from Winston Churchill's optimistic description, in May 1940, of the resistance that he mistakenly supposed was being offered to the Germans'...
Two battles in the fall of 1777 that marked the turning point for the Continental Army in the American Revolution were the Battles of Saratoga.
The Battle of Marathon was a decisive victory for the Greeks during the Persian Wars.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9018016   (880 words)

  
 Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes 1944
History of the Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes Offensive, the last major German offensive by the 5th Panzer Army, 6th Panzer Army and the German 7th Army.
Battle of the Ardennes 1944 (1), St Vith and the Northern Shoulder by Steven J Zaloga
It was the greatest pitched battle ever fought by the Americans, and their only major struggle in the dead of winter.
www.war-art.com /ardennes.htm   (968 words)

  
 The Battle of the Bulge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Ardennes was selected as the location for the offensive because the area provided enough cover for a massive buildup of troops and because it was the location where in 1940 Hitler had initiated a surprise attack on France.
The delay and extended battle would caused the Germans to lose the advantage they had in many of their previous campaigns.
The Battle of the Bulge was very costly in terms of both men and equipment.
helios.acomp.usf.edu /~dsargent/bestbulge2.htm   (1976 words)

  
 The Battle Of The Bulge: Hitler's Ardennes Offensive, 1944-1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Danny S. Parker's "Battle of the Bulge: Hitler's Ardennes Offensive, 1944-1945" is one of the best of the books out there on this, the last dying grasp of the German war machine at the heady days of 1940 in the West.
Expert Organization: Although Parker covers a lot of diverse material related to the Battle of the Bulge (from combat to logistics and post-war museums and battle games), he (and/or his editor) organizes his story in such a way that readers are unlikely to become bored even if not interested in all the individual components.
Battle of the Bulge books, including those that are rushed to publication in advance of battle anniversary dates, tend to be a rehash of the same old material.
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 Battle of Marengo 1800 - Car Parts at ePartsMall.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and most costly battle fought by the US Army in World War II, and left the Wehrmacht crippled for the remainder of the war.
Battle of the Ardennes 1944 : St Vith and the Northern Shoulder
Battle of the Bulge: The First 24 Hours tells the dramatic story of the first day of the Ardennes offensive, explaining in detail how the Allies were taken by surprise and the events that occurred along the length of the front as the Germans attempted to break through the Allied lines.
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