Foxholes in Belgium

Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge is a term that for history buffs is inseparable with the German Counter Offensive against the US frontlines in Belgium and Luxembourg that started on December 16, 1944.  The offensive was intended to stop Allied use of the Belgian port of Antwerp and to split the Allied lines, allowing the Germans to encircle and destroy four Allied armies and force the Western Allies to negotiate a peace treaty in the Axis powers’ favor. However, things did not go according to plan as stubborn resistance from American troops Americans all over the Ardennes front and a quick reaction by both British and American Troops, halted the advance. What was left was a bulge in the Allied frontlines.

The Battle of the Bulge will be covered extensively in the following tours