At an Allied checkpoint during the Battle of the Bulge, US General Omar Bradley was detained as a possible spy when he correctly identified Springfield as the capital of Illinois. The American military police officer who questioned him mistakenly believed the capital was Chicago

Battle of the Bulge

This article is about the 1944 German offensive in World War II. For other uses, see Battle of the Bulge (disambiguation).

Not to be confused with the 1940 German Army Group A Ardennes offensive in the Battle of France.

Map showing the swelling of “the Bulge” as the German offensive progressed creating the nose-like salient during 16–25 December 1944.

Front line, 16 December

Front line, 20 December

Front line, 25 December

Allied movements

German movements

The Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, was a major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II, and took place from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. It was launched through the densely forested Ardenn… Continue Reading (57 minute read)

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