WWII Battle of the Bulge

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WWII Battle of the Bulge On December 16, 1944 in Germany the Nazi’s mounted a surprise attack against the Allies it was the last offensive of the Nazi’s. Who was involved in the Battle of the Bulge? The war was Allied against the Axis powers Allied powers were made up of Great Britain, The Soviet Union, and The United States of America. The Axis powers consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan. Of those countries only The United States and Great Britain for the Allies and Germany and Italy fought in the Battle of the Bulge. While the Battle of the Bulge was starting the Soviets were also fighting the Germans on the other side of Germany. Whenever the Allied forces invaded Normandy on D-Day the Germans were forced to fight on two sides.…show more content…
They spear headed this one place stretching the line into like a pocket or a bulge thus giving the battle its name. The American and British lines stretched from the fierce attack of the Germans and on December 23 the skies cleared allowing the American air planes to drop supplies to the ground forces and enabling them to attack German ground forces as well. ( William 27-30 )although the planes helped the allies bitter fighting would still continue. Although the Germans had an upper hand on the Allies on the ground, they had heavy tanks or the king tiger tank it was introduced in 1944 the king tiger tank was one of the most feared weapons on the battle field. It boasted an 88mm cannon. Compared to the Americans 75mm cannon the tiger also had a longer barrel which increased the velocity of the 88mm gun. The tiger not only had a big gun it had a lot of armor with 150mm of frontal armor. There was a draw back to the king tiger there was only around 500 of them made and they didn’t introduce it until 1944. The king tiger tank was no doubt the deadliest tank of WWII, but it come into the war to late and there wasn’t near enough of them made to make them a war changing implement. The Americans m4 Sherman tank was a medium tank powered by gasoline which was a major drawback. The Sherman didn’t have near as much armor as the tiger tank did, but they were reliable. Also the biggest thing about the Sherman tank is that it was mass produced and the allies simply overwhelmed

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