Battle of the Bulge
(December 16, 1944 - January 25, 1945) I
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The Ardennes Offensive was a major German offensive launched
towards the end of World War 2 through the forested Ardennes
Mountains region of Belgium, France and Luxembourg on the Western
Front. It is known to the general public simply as the Battle of
What is the official U.S. Army name of battle?
- Battle of the Ardennes
- The Belgium Front Battle
- Battle of the Rhine Valley
2) The Battle of the Bulge was the bloodiest of the battles
that U.S. forces experienced in World War 2; the 19,000 American
dead were unsurpassed by those of any other engagement.
3) Before the offensive, the Allies were virtually blind to
German troop movement. During the retaking of France, an extensive
network had provided valuable intelligence about German
dispositions. However, once they reached the German border, this
source dried up.
Who provided the valuable intelligence?
- French army
- German resistance
- French resistance
4) Because the Ardennes was considered a quiet sector,
economy-of-force considerations led it to be used as a training
ground for new units and a rest area for units that had seen hard
fighting. The U.S. units deployed in the Ardennes thus were a
mixture of inexperienced troops (such as the raw U.S. 99th and
106th "Golden Lions" Divisions), and battle-hardened
troops sent to that sector to recuperate (the 2nd Infantry
What was one of the battle-hardened troops?
50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division
2nd Infantry Division
81st Infantry Division
5) The German assault began on December 16, 1944, at 05:30,
with a massive artillery barrage on the Allied troops facing the
Sixth SS Panzer Army.
All three German armies attacked through the
Ardennes had begun their attack by what time?
6) In the northern sector Sepp Dietrich's Sixth SS Panzer
Army assaulted the Losheim Gap and the Elsenborn Ridge.
7) In the center Hasso von Manteuffel's Fifth Panzer Army
attacked towards Bastogne and St. Vith, both road junctions of
great strategic importance.
8) In the south, where did Erich Brandenberger's Seventh Army
pushed towards in their efforts to secure the flank from Allied
9) Otto Skorzeny successfully infiltrated a small part of his
battalion of disguised, English-speaking Germans behind the Allied
lines. Although they failed to take the vital bridges over the
Meuse, the battalion's presence produced confusion out of all
proportion to their military activities, and rumors spread
What was the name of the operation?
- Operation Hans
- Operation Greif
- Operation Becker
10) Checkpoints were set up all over the Allied rear, greatly
slowing the movement of soldiers and equipment. Military policemen
drilled servicemen on things which every American was expected to
know, such as the identity of Mickey Mouse's girlfriend,
baseball scores, or the capital of Illinois.
What is the capital