Early on the misty winter morning of December 16th, 1944, over 200,000 German troops launched Adolf Hitler's last bid to reverse the ebb in his fortunes that had begun when Allied troops landed in France on D-day. Seeking to drive to the English Channel coast and split the Allied armies as they had done in May 1940, the Germans struck in the Ardennes Forest, a seventy-five-mile stretch of the front characterized by dense woods and few roads, held by four inexperienced and battle-worn American divisions stationed there for rest and seasoning.
In this battle, German troops will be pushing on the town of Bastogne from three directions. Their orders are to first capture and secure all bridges before moving in and clearing out the Ardennes in preparation for their assault on the town. Allied forces will face supply shortages, Axis spies and a determined enemy. Their only hope is to delay the enemy push long enough for the skies to clear and Patton to arrive. That may mean destroying what precious few bridges remain in the area in order to slow the Nazi advance.
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