The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe.
Hitler planned the offensive with the primary goal to recapture the important harbor of Antwerp.
The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard. United States forces bore the brunt of the attack and incurred the highest casualties for any operation during the war.
The battle also severely depleted Germany’s armored forces on the western front which Germany was largely unable to replace. German personnel and Luftwaffe aircraft also sustained heavy losses.
Battle of the Bulge Reenactment
Location: Camp Clark, Nevada, MO
Dates: January 16-18, 2015
Event Times: 9:00am – 4:30 pm January 17, 2015
Registration Times: Jan 16: 2:00pm – 11:00 pm; Jan 17: 6:00 am – 8:00 am
Contact: Dave Hruska
Authenticity Notes: WW II HRS rules apply
Prohibited Vehicles/Items: No vehicles
Restrictions on Minors: 16 and above
Sponsoring Unit(s): G Co, 137th Infantry, 35th Inf Div, WW II HRS
38th Jager Regiment, WW II HRS
29th Panzergrenadier Regiment, WW II HRS