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The Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Battle of the Ardennes, started on December 16, 1944 when Hitler launched a surprise attack in an effort to reach the port of Antwerp. There were many factors working against the American forces as they defended Bastogne against the Germans, they were outnumbered, cut off from their supplies, without cold weather gear in a brutally cold winter yet the Germans were still unable to take Bastogne.
This was one of the most fierce battles of WWII, it was over by the end of January 1945 at a cost of many lives, estimates vary but the toll was somewhere around 75,000 Americans and 100,000 Germans.
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