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CRUSADE IN EUROPE: THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE (Black/White, 24 Minutes)
A practical, tactical and strategic presentation of the subject from the world's first television documentary series, first broadcast on the ABC TV network in 1949 and based on the book by General Eisenhower about his tenure as Supreme Headquarters Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force.
WINSTON CHURCHILL: THE VALIANT YEARS - FINAL CHRISTMAS (Black/White, 23 Minutes)
Narrated by Richard Burton, this installment of the 1960 television series based on Winston Churchill's book "The Second World War" analyses the battle in its context as an attempt to separate the western Allied forces from one another and how the battle related to other significant events of the Second World War occuring at that time around the globe.
G. I. DIARY: THE BULGE (Color, 24 Minutes)
Exquisite color and colorized films give a realistic and terrible view of what the grimness of winter battle can be. Lloyd Bridges narrates.
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: BATTLE OF THE BULGE (Black/White, 24 Minutes)
Walter Cronkite narrates as this venerable epic World War II documentary series covers American General George S. Patton and his 3rd Army's near miraculous relief of the beleaguered American forces fighting the advancing Germans in the bastion of Bastogne.
BATTLELINE: BATTLE OF THE BULGE (Black/White, 24 Minutes)
This episode from the epic 1963 documentary series featuring an account from a soldier from each side of a particular battle compares the experiences of an American tanker from Patton's Third Army and a German mortar unit commander.
BATTLE FOR THE BULGE (Color, 45 Minutes)
Excellent 1973 British documentary film whcih analyzes the entire battle from its conception in the mind of Hitler as he strove to reproduce former battle glories to its aftermath destruction of any hope of Germany mounting another successful counterstroke against the advancing Allied forces.
The Battle Of The Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, was a major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II which took place from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945. It was launched through the densely forested Ardennes region between Belgium and Luxembourg towards the end of the war in Europe. The offensive was intended to stop Allied use of the Belgian port of Antwerp and to split the Allied lines, allowing the Germans to encircle and destroy the four Allied forces and cause the Allies to negotiate a peace treaty in the Axis powers' favor. The Battle of the Bulge remains among the most important battles of the war, along with Stalingrad, D-Day, Monte Cassino, and Midway. It marked the last major offensive attempted by the Axis Powers on the Western front. After their defeat, Germany would retreat for the remainder of the war. The Germans achieved a total surprise attack on the morning of December 16 1944, due to a combination of Allied overconfidence, preoccupation with Allied offensive plans, and poor aerial reconnaissance due to bad weather. American forces bore the brunt of the attack. The Germans had attacked a weakly defended section of the Allied line, taking advantage of heavily overcast weather conditions that grounded the Allies' superior air forces. Fierce American resistance on the northern shoulder of the offensive, around Elsenborn Ridge, and in the south, around Bastogne, blocked German access to key roads to the northwest and west that they counted on for success. Columns of armor and infantry that were supposed to advance along parallel routes found themselves on the same roads. This congestion, and terrain that favored the defenders, threw the German advance behind schedule and allowed the Allies to reinforce the thinly placed troops. The farthest west the offensive reached was the village of Foy-Notre-Dame, south east of Dinant, being stopped by the U.S. 2nd Armored Division on December 24, 1944. Improved weather conditions from around December 24 permitted air attacks on German forces and supply lines, which sealed the failure of the offensive. On December 26 the lead element of Patton's U.S. Third Army reached Bastogne from the south, ending the siege. Although the offensive was effectively broken by December 27, when the trapped units of 2nd Panzer Division made two break-out attempts with only partial success, the battle continued for another month before the front line was effectively restored to its position prior to the attack. In the wake of the defeat, many experienced German units were out of men and equipment, and the survivors retreated to the Siegfried Line. The Germans' initial attack involved 410,000 men; just over 1,400 tanks, tank destroyers, and assault guns; 2,600 artillery pieces; and over 1,000 combat aircraft, as well as large numbers of other armored fighting vehicles (AFVs). These were reinforced a couple of weeks later, bringing the offensive's total strength to around 450,000 troops, and 1,500 tanks and assault guns. Between 63,222 and 98,000 of these men were killed, missing, wounded in action, or captured. The battle severely depleted Germany's armored forces, which remained largely unreplaced throughout the remainder of the war. German Luftwaffe personnel, and later also Luftwaffe aircraft (in the concluding stages of the engagement) had also sustained heavy losses. For the Americans, out of a peak of 610,000 troops, 89,000 became casualties out of which some 19,000 were killed. The "Bulge" was the largest and bloodiest single battle fought by the United States in World War II and the third-deadliest campaign in American history.