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Battle of the Bulge

Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Batalla de las Ardenas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial La batalla de las Ardenas en el lente de Robert Capa — A mediados batalla ardenas diciembre iniciaron las seis semanas de la Batalla de las Ardenas en el frente occidental de Europa.

Hide Caption 1 of 12 Photos: Batalla de las Ardenas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial La batalla de batalla ardenas Ardenas en el lente de Robert Capa — Los prisioneros de guerra alemanes capturados por las fuerzas estadounidenses esperan ser transferidos desde el frente.


Batalla ardenas Caption 2 of 12 Photos: Hide Caption 3 of 12 Photos: Hide Caption 4 of 12 Photos: The only deep-water port the Allies had captured was Cherbourg on the northern shore of the Cotentin peninsula and west of the original invasion beaches, [25] but the Batalla ardenas had thoroughly wrecked and mined the harbor before it could be taken.

It took many months to rebuild its cargo-handling capability. The Allies captured the port batalla ardenas Antwerp intact in the first days of September, but it was not operational until 28 November.

Batalla de las Ardenas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial

The estuary of the Schelde river also called Scheldt that controlled access to the port had to be cleared of both German troops and naval mines. The Allies' efforts to destroy the French railway system prior to D-Day, successful in hampering German response to the invasion, proved equally restrictive to the Allies.

It took time to repair the rail batalla ardenas tracks and batalla ardenas.

A trucking system nicknamed the Red Ball Express brought supplies to front-line troops, but used up five times as much fuel to reach the front line near the Belgian border as was delivered. By early October, the Allies had suspended major offensives to improve batalla ardenas supply lines and availability.

He gave batalla ardenas priority to Montgomery's northern forces.

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This had the short-term goal of opening the urgently batalla ardenas port of Antwerp and the long-term goal of capturing the Ruhr areathe biggest industrial area of Germany.

As a result, by the end of October the supply situation batalla ardenas eased somewhat.

German plans[ edit ] Despite a lull along batalla ardenas front after the Scheldt battles, the German situation remained dire. The Allies were slowly pushing towards Germanybut no decisive breakthrough was achieved.

The Western Allies already had 96 divisions at or near the front, with an estimated ten more divisions en route from the United Kingdom.

Additional Allied airborne units remained in England. The Germans could field a total batalla ardenas 55 understrength divisions.


The assault's ambitious goal was to pierce batalla ardenas thinly batalla ardenas lines of the U. The extremely swift operation ended only when the advancing Soviet Red Army forces outran their supplies. By November, it was clear that Soviet forces were preparing for a winter offensive.