Essay on The Battle of the Bulge

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“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” - President Franklin D. Roosevelt. December 7th 1941 marked an event in history that everyone in the world looks back to. On that date the Imperial Japanese Navy surprised attacked the American port of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. This marked the beginning of World War II for America. World War II was the bloodiest war in history with over 60 million deaths. World War II started in Europe when an Nazi controlled Germany invaded Poland on September 1st, 1939. Great Britain entered the war soon after along with the rest of her (Great Britain's) allies starting World War II. Fast forward to June 6th, 1944, American, British and Canadian forces have began Operation Overlord (Invasion of Normandy). Now with a beachhead on Northern France the allied forces from the west can push into occupied France and Belgium. It would not be a easy task though. In between the two forces stands Germany ready to fight back both fronts with whatever forces Germany has. After the liberation of France on August 16th the pressure was on to beat the Russians to Berlin. In December of 1944 the Germans were losing the war on both fronts with lots of casualties. Germany had to do one last push on the Allies in the West to try and get a peace agreement. If the push failed then Germany is lost. on December 16th, 1944, the…

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