The Battle of the Bulge: Jan. 1, 1945. Victory for the allied forces came at a heavy price: Nearly 20,000 Americans were killed and tens of thousands more were wounded, missing, or captured. For American forces, the Bulge was the single bloodiest battle of World War II. Here, soldiers tend to the wounded in the Ardennes.
Battle of the Bulge veteran Darrell Morris of Keosauqua says some of the medals he earned in World War II didn’t come until 50 years later. He’d never asked for them or anything else from the government. Read his story at the link - he was recently diagnosed with PTSD. "I fight Germans every night," he said.
Tending to the wounded in the Ardennes. While the Allied forces triumphed, victory came at a heavy price, with nearly 20,000 Americans killed and tens of thousands more wounded, missing, or captured. For American forces, the Bulge was the single bloodiest battle of World War II.
"Germans in the Woods" from StoryCorps. -Joseph Robertson narrates his story and haunting memory regarding the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. This narration reminds us of the effects that war produces on participants and how conflict continues within the memory, even years after the culmination of events like WWII.-
George C. Scott won an Oscar for his portrayal of the eccentric and controversial General George Patton, one of the Allied commanders during World War II. Karl Malden is also outstanding as General Omar Bradley. Friction between the various Allied generals eventually affects some critical decisions being made for the D-Day invasion and the ensuing Battle of the Bulge.