Battle Of The Bulge Causes
“Fuel shortages helped doom the German offensive” (Andrews). With German troubles, such as fuel shortages, majorly helped with American offences and helped end the battle. On January 8th, 13 days after Von Rundstedt advice, Hitler started to withdraw troops in a piecemeal fashion. One day after withdrawal began Patton’s troops fully broke through and four days later Hitler started a full withdrawal and 15 days later the bulge was finally gone and the Battle of the Bulge was over (Farmer 38). At first Hitler was reluctant to withdraw troops but once he started to he realized that it was his best plan to not completely drain his reserves he started to withdraw rapidly and end the battle. All in all there were 90,000 allie causality, Hitler lost 600 tanks, 1,600 aircraft, and it depleted his reserves and destroyed over 3,500 citizen transportation devices (Farmer 38). The battle caused a lot of damage on both sides of the battle, and ultimately lead to the end of Hitler.
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