On December 16 of 1944 Hitler launched his last ditch effort to change the future outcome of the war.
Hitler was hoping to split allied armies just as they did in May 1940. The German army moved towards Adrennes Forest.
Germans broke the American front after one day and tried to advance toward the Meuse River.
The English speaking Germans disguised themselves as American soldiers. They used this tacit to capture bridges, cut communications, and spread rumors.
Gen. Eisenhower ordered a counterattack. American soldiers did their job to slow Nazi advances by burning gasoline stocks.
The allies stopped the enemy from advancing on Christmas, but the battle did not end until January. Winston Churchill said, ""This is undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war and will, I believe, be regarded as an ever-famous American victory."