World War II Battles

World War II Battles

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Allied counteroffensive in the South

Further south on Manteuffel’s front, the main thrust was delivered by all attacking divisions crossing the River Our, then increasing the pressure on the key road centers of St. Vith and Bastogne. The more experienced 28th Infantry Division put up a much more dogged defense than the inexperienced (or “green”) soldiers of the 106th Infantry Division.

Allies advanced quickly after breakout from Normandy

After the breakout from Normandy at the end of July 1944 and the landings in southern France on 15 August 1944, the Allies advanced toward Germany much faster than anticipated.

Battle of the Bulge

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.

Fifth Panzer Army attacked positions held by the U.S. 28th and 106th Infantry Divisions
Hitler believed he could split the Allied forces
The battle for Elsenborn Ridge
The troups who participated in the Battle of the Bulge