Ardennes 2022

Tim Gosling visits the Ardennes for the 78th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

With the windscreen and roof down, it was a cold ride for this Jeep crew

On December 16, 1944, the Wehrmacht launched a massive surprise assault on Allied forces in the heavily forested area of the Belgian and Luxemburg Ardennes. The German objective was to split the allied armies in two, capture the vital port of Antwerp and thereby deny the Allies their primary means of resupply, and thus force the British and American forces to make a peace agreement separate from their Russian allies. With the benefit of the foggy weather which grounded allied aircraft, an overwhelming tank superiority, and the element of surprise, the German attack was initially met with success.

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