Battle of the Bulge - During the autumn of 1944 the German Army was looking for an opportunity to seize the initiative on the Western Front. The result was Operation Wacht am Rhein. A desperate attempt to defeat the Allies on the Western Front, cross the River Meuse and take Antwerp, cutting the Allied forces in two. The main role in the breakthrough was devoted to the 6th SS Panzer Army. Within the army, a mobile strike role was assigned to the 1st SS Panzer Division. The division was split into four combined-arms battle groups with Obersturmbannführer Joachim Peiper commanding...
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