Battle of The Bulge

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Put into color. The battle that helped break Germany's back to help the war.

    Photographs of the war-weary soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge who fought through the frozen Ardennes Forest in a mountainous region of Belgium in the dead of winter. The largest and bloodiest battle fought in WWII.

    They show soldiers on both sides battling the frigid weather as they fought each other during Nazi Germany's last-ditch effort to drive back Allied forces between December 1944 and January 1945.

    Dwight Eisenhower and George S Patton were up against Adolf Hitler and Walter Model.

    American Casualties- 89,500 (19,000 killed, 47,500 wounded, 23,000 captured or missing)
    British Casualties- 1,408 (200 killed, 969 wounded, 239 missing)
    German Casualties- 70,000-100,000 (Killed, wounded, missing)

    The average mountainous climate during the two month battle was below zero temperatures and driving snow.




    An American Sherman M4 tank moves past another gun carriage that slid off icy road in the Ardennes Forest during push to halt advancing German troops.
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    American troops man the trenches along a snowy hedgerow in the northern Ardennes Forest during the Battle of the Bulge.
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    Soldiers with the Seventh Armored Division trudge through snow in a bombed-out Belgian village in 1945.
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    American GI's helped local residents to load themselves and their belongings onto US trucks so they could escape the fight.
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    This German plane was shot down by Allied guns and was found lying in snowy field in the Ardennes Forest.
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    American soldiers of the 1st Army huddle around campfire in the snowy countryside of northern Ardennes Forest during lull in the Battle of the Bulge.
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    Allied aircraft vapor trails in the sky above a U.S. soldier unloading a Jeep in the Ardennes Forest.
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    Germans and a German dog trying to stay warm.
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    Draped in snowy camouflage, Sherman tanks on the move.
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    A U.S. Sergeant taking a break for a shave at a U.S. post.
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    A strung out American force, making their way into the dense snow packed Ardennes.
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  2. LaserT

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    Fighting a battle alone is hell, that weather had to make it death. Some said they wished death because it was so bad.

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    Great stuff LT.
     
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    The battlefield must've been even more hell in the winter
     
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    Shout out to my late father-in-law "Norman" (last name redacted per site policy) who fought and survived, unlike a lot of the men with whom he served. He was made a tank captain at the ripe old age of 17 (last group to be inducted at that age), because the prior tank captains were (1) shot and then (2) went insane. He became a civil engineer and lived here in California, never once taking a government dollar for his services.

    "Norman [ ]," Technician Fifth Grade, C Troop, 37th Constabulary Squadron, Army of the United States.
     
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    Germans attacking and bulging out to victory....


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    ALLIED FORCES TURNING BACK THE BULGE TO WIN THE WAR. :yes:


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    I thought this was going to be about Robins heroic struggles.

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    The russians broke germanys back.
     
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    My grandfather was wounded during this battle.
     
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    A salute to him and all the other brave soldiers and heros.

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    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    I thought this thread was going to be about Michelle Obama and duct tape:dontknow:
     
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    And then raped ever german female along the way.....google the raping of Berlin
     
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  13. Mulletude

    Mulletude I'm Big In The Hate Club, Ya Know VIP

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    Nuts.
     
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    Officer's regularly gave the soldiers large amounts of alcohol to consume before moving into a town to support the war-rape effort.

    Edit: You should check out the leaflets handed out teaching Germans in response to the Russian threat on how to properly tie a noose and hang themselves the proper way, breaking the neck so as to not induce a long struggle until death.
     
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    War is hell.....the German people paid dearly for following a monster
     
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    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    My great uncle died in the Battle of the Bulge :depressed:
     
  17. Snotty

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    Patton ordering a prayer for good weather because the Army Air Corps couldn't fly.....BALLS!!!!

    Second......Anyone else think that Sergeant shaving looks a lot like Jim Breuer?
     
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    I found it!!! It was a postcard not a leaflet, even creepier!
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    The text began, in a red typewriter font, "If you want to spare yourself unnecessary pains, pay attention to the following instructions". Seven numbered directions followed on how to successfully hang yourself and ended with "The more vigorously you jump, the more reliable is the break of the neck... Don't hesitate! The Horst Wessel Standard is calling! Heil Hitler!" The postcard was rubberstamped with the Red Horse symbol. The implication was that suicide was a more honourable death rather than being executed by the German resistance.
     
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    Fuck that....everyone had a gun..just eat a bullet
     
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    my grandfather Cass was there...RIP