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Dec 15, 2019
Battle of the Bulge, 75 years on
© Philippe Moes/Alamy
Seventy five years ago this week, the Battle of the Bulge – the last major German offensive on the western front of World War II - began in the forests of the Ardennes in Belgium. On the morning of 16 December 1944, the beleaguered German army threw its best remaining troops and armour against a lightly defended section of the Allied line. Bad weather grounded Allied air reconnaissance and over the first few days, the Nazi offensive produced a 'bulge' in its drive west into Belgium.
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