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As 1945 approached it seemed to most that Germanys surrender was only a matter of time The Allies having been on the offensive for so long had an all time high determination and morale The idea that Germany could muster the supplies troops or will to launch an offensive seemed crazy In fact many were already asking the questions of when and where the assault on the Rhine should be launched Hitler utilizing his talent of strategic vision noticed a hole in the Allies defenses He saw the Ardennes Forest of Belgium was lightly defended The Ardennes Forest had traditionally been thought of as impassible to tanks and there fore not an option for either side The Allies left only four divisions to defend a front of over eighty miles Because the Germans had now been pushed back almost to Germany and in some places were already fighting on German soil the Allies lost the important intelligence on troop movements provided by French and Belgium residents As a result Germany was able to do major troop movements and buildups right behind the front lines Hitler secretly assembled the twenty-one divisions that would later take place in The Battle of The Bulge with out the Allies even knowing Field-Marshal von Rundsted is generally credited with the plans for the offensive however in actuality he was strongly opposed to the plan It was Hitler and his immediate staff who secretly developed the plan and turned down all requests for changes or revisions In one of von Rundsteds request for revisions Hitler responded The Plan itself is irrevocableWorld War II Trevor Hall and Gerald Hughes Smithmark Publisher The plan was actually brilliant in its simplicity and if Germany had the fuel men and supplies that Hitlers plan required it could have succeeded giving Germany a major victory in the west Fortunately for the Allies Hitlers idea of the amount
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