Battle Of The Bulge timeline

  • Germany Begins its Assault in the Ardennes

    The German assault began on 16 December 1944, at 05:30, with a massive artillery barrage on the Allied troops facing the Sixth SS Panzer Army. By... Read more

  • Malmédy Massacre

    The Malmedy massacre refers to a war crime in which about 90 American prisoners of war were murdered by their German captors. The massacre was... Read more

  • Operation Stösser

    Originally planned for the early hours of 16 December, Operation Stösser was delayed for a day because of bad weather and fuel shortages. The new... Read more

  • Siege of Bastogne

    The Siege of Bastogne was an engagement between American and German forces at the Belgian town of Bastogne, as part of the larger Battle of the... Read more

  • Allies Stage Counter-Offensive Against Nazi Forces in the Ardennes

    On 23 December the weather conditions started improving, allowing the Allied air forces to attack. They launched devastating bombing raids on the... Read more

  • Operation Nordwind

    Operation North Wind (Unternehmen Nordwind) was the last major German offensive of the Second World War on the Western Front. It began on 1 January... Read more

  • Unternehmen Bodenplatte

    Unternehmen Bodenplatte (English: Operation Baseplate or Operation Ground Plate), launched on January 1, 1945, was an attempt by the Luftwaffe to... Read more

  • Hitler Agrees to Withdraw Forces from the Ardennes

    While the German offensive had ground to a halt, they still controlled a dangerous salient in the Allied line. Patton’s Third Army in the south,... Read more