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1 Battle of the BulgeBy: Michelle K, Dave, Nicole 9AB
2 Battle of the Bulge What Germany’s last battle against the Allied forcesWhenDecember 16, 1944 –January 25, 1945EffectsGermany surrender
3 Points: /5Name: NicoleWhat caused the battle?+ The battle of bulge was an attempt to split the British and American allied line in half.
4 Points: /5Name: NicoleHow did it happened?+ They wanted to launch an attack that would hopefully demoralize the Americans and the British, and then hopefully forcing a peace treaty.They also hoped the attack would at the same time capture Belgium; Belgium was to be used as a dump, a dump for both fuel and bodies+ The battle of bulge was Hitler’s last attempt to regain power.+ His attempts backfired and only made Britain and America more cautious and aware
5 Battle Plan Major offensive on Western front Blitzkrieg maneuver Points: /5Name: Michelle. KBattle PlanMajor offensive on Western frontBlitzkrieg maneuverSurprise attack! Under bad weatherAttack smaller Allied forces in Ardennes Forest with tanks(especially American forces)Main forces advance westwarduntil Meuse River and turn northwest for Antwerp and BrusselsAim: to split armies along U.S. and British lines: to capture Antwerp
6 Army Organization The Fifth Panzer Army Points: /5Army OrganizationName: Michelle. KThe Fifth Panzer Army- attack the center of the American forces- capture strategic road and rail centerof St. Vith, then drive on to BrusselsThe Sixth Panzer Army- lead the attack and capture AntwerpThe Seventh Panzer Army- attack in the southern military formation- create buffer zone to prevent Americanreinforcements from attacking Fifth Panzer ArmyThe Fifteenth Panzer Army- reserve to counter any Allied attack
7 Points: /5Name: DaveWhat Happened?The Battle of the Bulge happen in a bad weather. This is an advantage for the Germans because that the allied forces couldn’t use their aircraft defense. The fog gave the Germans cover so the allied didn’t even know they were coming.Allied Generals left the Ardennes forest relatively unprotected. They expected a counterattack from the Germans, but the Ardennes forest was the last place they expected one.
8 Points: /5Name: DaveWhat Happened?On the morning of December 16, the Germans began their offensive in the Ardennes forest.At first, the Germans got whatthey expected, very little resistance,and they made a lot of progress in the first three days.They created a bulge in the Allied front lines, giving the battle its name, "Battle of the Bulge."
9 How Did This Affect the War? The Battle of the Bulge ended the World War 2 in Europe.Germany surrendered as Hitler remained in bunker. Later on, he committed suicide in April 30, 1945.The war formally ended on May 8, 1945
10 Conclusion Re-state the battle The battle of the Bulge was a surprise attack to the Allied Forces. It was held in the Ardennes Forest when it was under a bad weather.What was the result of the battle?The result of the battle is Germany’s surrender.How did it affect the war?The war ended. Although the war ended when Germany surrendered, the war formally ended in May 1945.
11 3 Discussion Questions for Class Why does the war called“The Battle of the Bulge”?How does Hitler react to his lost of the battle?Why does Hitler launched this battle?