Adolf Hitler During World War II (1939-1945) he emerged as a vicious military strategist, and despite all the warnings of the German generals, the invasion of Ardennes reappeared. F ஃபhrer was not the best general he believed would lead the war.
This was not the first time the Germans had entered territory shared by France and Belgium for war purposes: they did so in 1914, 1918 and 1940, but December 16, 1944 The situation is very different. Nazi Germany waged war on two fronts and things did not go well.
Therefore, in the light of history Hitler is rated as a pessimist Intended to deliver a knockout blow to the Allies at a weak point, Experts agree with the lightning strike (Blitzkrieg) It was strong enough to persuade them to sign the peace agreement.
But the effect was paradoxical Thousands died between the two sides Y Quarterly non-dirty war victimized by prisoner killings and shootings.
In that unfortunate December 1944, the snow-covered fields were painted red and the play was filmed through the lens of a famous Hungarian photographer. Endre Erno Friedman, Better known as Robert Caba.
Moreover, Germany’s major defeat at the Battle of Bulge paved the way for the Allies to enter Nazi territory. The end of the national socialist war machine and its genocidal system are near.
In the early hours of December 16, 1944, at least 240,000 German soldiers surprised the Americans with the support of 2,000 guns. Violent artillery fire spread in the Eiffel Fields on the German border between Belgium and Luxembourg. The inexperienced new players were stunned, Parked in a less protected location across Europe.
The lack of control in the coalition ranks was widespread. A maneuver designed Otto Scorsese, Waffen-SS officer who sowed confusion by revealing himself as an excellent tactical commando through the rescue of Benito Mussolini.
They called it Operation Grief, also known as the “false flag operation” German commandos dressed as Americans infiltrated the rear of the Allies Camouflage vehicles, changing signals on routes and sowing chaos between enemy teams.
The Ardennes attack had a clear general purpose: to stop the distribution of allies in the port city of Antwerp and Block distribution tax. Judging by the first results, everything indicated that this Blitzkrieg would bring the benefits of the 1940 invasion to Hitler. The surrenders of the First Allies proved him right, but his generals knew that this was never entirely possible.
“In the fall of Europe in 1944, near Christmas, we surrounded Germany between two fires fighting the Soviets in the east and the Allies in the west. Hitler sought a spectacular attack that turned the war around. Says. தேசம், David Lopez Cabia, Expert on World War II (1939-1945) and author of five books on the Great Depression of the 20th century.
“Hitler wanted to bet everything on one card”, Holds Military historian Carl-Haynes Frieser, And makes an anti-realist insistence: “If Hitler had won the Ardennes, the atomic bomb would not have been dropped on Japan, but on Germany.”
The Bulge War “was very close to the city of Stalingrad in the west, and did not take place in one city, but had a comparable intensity of fighting, atrocities and cold”, Considers British historian Anthony Beaver, Author Ardennes, 1944, Hitler’s last bet.
“Because Germany was not in a position to attack, the offensive was encouraged by all its commanders, and with all its reservations the counter-offensive seemed unjust to them. Surrendered, ”explains Lopez Cabia.
And he adds: “But the Allies were able to resist at key points, And by January 3 the counter-attack was dead. The Americans acted swiftly and amassed troops in the field. It was a stalemate for the Germans, it did them no good, it exhausted them and they lost part of their last reserves. ”
In Artennes, this is often said. The United States lost more troops during the brutal Normandy landing on June 6, 1944. The atrocities perpetrated by the Germans on military and civilian prisoners were soon reflected in the Allied forces: there was no war conference, and the heinous massacres represented both sides.
Also, Germans disguised as Americans for Operation Grief were captured and, in this case, executed under the rules of war. Wearing enemy uniforms and false logos is tantamount to a war crime He was sentenced to death for “spying” under the Hague Treaty of 1907.
For this “false flag” operation, which failed but was able to sow chaos in Allied forces, Scorsese earned the nickname “the most dangerous man in Europe”.
Lopez Capia adds: “There was no worse battle on the battlefield of Ardennes than on the Western front,” the Germans fought according to the rules of the Russian Front, that is, without the laws of war; Prisoner massacres took place, as did Malmedi. The Malmedi massacre was a war crime for which 84 American prisoners were executed on December 17, 1944.. “This led to an equally brutal response from the Americans, the execution of German prisoners,” the expert concludes.
In those days, the situation on all fronts in the region was chaotic and crime was one of the most shocking stories reminiscent of World War II.
As Anthony Beaver describes in his book on Ardennes, “American soldiers would cook dead German paramedics in the fire and remove ice, so they would remove their shoes.” The situation in the field hospitals was very bad. “Terrible Deaths, Frosts, Dismembered”Beaver recalled.
“German hospitals are so bad, they always chose to be disconnected. An American prisoner gave us a horrible explanation. Belgian citizens talk about buckets full of bloody hands and feet,” he adds.
The defeat of the Germans at Ardennes seemed to close the fate of the Nazi machine. “Beyond the quarterback’s dirty war, Hitler’s defeat made it possible for the Allies to move towards Germany, and by March 7 they had a bridge over the Rhine,” Lopez Cabia closes.
The Soviets entered Berlin and were nearing the end of the greatest turmoil of all time., Hitler’s suicide and German surrender in May 1945.
The existence of concentration camps and the horrors of the Nazi annihilation machine are at least periods of global public opinion.