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Where did the Battle of the Bulge take place?

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The Battle of the Bulge took place in the Ardennes region of France, Belgium and Luxembourg. This battle occurred between Dec. 14, 1944 and Jan. 25, 1945.

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As an attempt to regain the momentum in the war against the Allies, the German military concentrated the forces of three armies and mounted a fierce attack on the Allied lines on the Western Front. Though Germany had attacked through the Ardennes to Antwerp three times previously, the Allies had left only a skeletal force in the area. Because of this, as noted by the History Channel, the German forces' blitzkrieg attack was initially successful, creating a bulge in the Allied lines as the Germans moved westward. However, despite initial successes, the German military lacked fuel, a factor which, when dealing with opposition from American forces under General George S. Patton, deprived the Germans of a victory they needed to turn the tide of war.

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