The Battle of the Bulge, or the Battle of the Bump

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The battle proved to be the deadliest ever fought by the U.S. Army, which suffered over 100,000 casualties. The name of the battle was translated as "The Battle of the Bulge" for it's shape.

La Batailles des Ardennes, “Battle of the Bulge” en anglais, est la dernière grande offensive d’Adolf Hitler sur le front occidental. L’ordre du jour était pour les Allemands : «Es geht um das Ganze» : le tout pour le tout. Ils jettent toutes les forces dans la bataille pour une ultime tentative de renverser le sort des armes et contraindre les alliés occidentaux à négocier une paix séparée. L’échec de l’offensive des Ardennes n’est pas encore la fin de guerre pour les Alliés.

The significance of Battle of the Bulge

During the assault, as the Germans pushed deeper into the Ardennes, the Allied line took on the appearance of a prominent bulge, hence the name “bulge” which means swelling or a bump in English!

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