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The Unknown DeadCivilians in the Battle of the Bulge$
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Peter Schrijvers

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123523

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123523.001.0001

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Eliminating the Bulge

Eliminating the Bulge

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(p.313) Chapter 13 Eliminating the Bulge
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The Unknown Dead
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Peter Schrijvers

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123523.003.0013

This chapter examines the Allied forces' efforts to flatten the “bulge” during the final stages of the Battle of the Bulge. The Allied offensive phase started in earnest on January 3, 1945, led by George S. Patton, with simultaneous attacks from the north and the west launched first. By January 25, the Allied forces have successfully eliminated the bulge. This chapter suggests that the German forces' killing of civilians continued until the very end of this battle.

Keywords:   Battle of the Bulge, Allied forces, German forces, civilian casualties, George S. Patton

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