The Battle Of Normandy And The Battle Of The Bulge

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The war in Europe was successful for the Allied powers due to three main factors: the surprising level of resistance of the Soviet army, the vast amount of American war supplies, and the success of the Allied air power. Adolf Hitler even agreed that the German army ran into so many issues due to the fact that they were less prepared with their Air Force. There were two battles that became decisive in securing victory for the Allied powers. The Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge both showed the military prowess of the American and British forces. The Battle of Normandy was able to show their offensive capability, while the Battle of the Bulge showed their defensive capability. The resistance portrayed by the Soviet or Red Army in the form of the Battle of Stalingrad is seen to be one of the greatest conflicts of the war by many historians. The Battle of Stalingrad is also a clear example of the concept of “Total War” as it was unrestricted in terms of the objectives pursued, especially one in which the “laws of war” are disregarded. It holds one of the highest level of casualties, civilian and militaristic. The plan to surround and crush the Soviet forces was …show more content…
Yet, a fact that is less discussed than physical power has to be the fact that the psychological toll that was placed on the German army is very present. The Allied forces were resilient over and over again, even when they were on the defensive approach. The battles of Normandy, the Bulge, and Stalingrad all show that strength of character made a difference in the way a battle could be accomplished. Sometimes outlasting your enemy was the easiest frame of mind to have, while in other cases just storming the enemy ended up being the best route. Regardless of how a battle was won, the resiliency and strength of the Allied forces brought their eventual victory over the Axis

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