Sunday, November 1, 2015

Documentary Review: Ken Burns, The War: The Ghost Front (episode 6)

The most striking thing about this episode is its dealing with the telegrams which were arriving home in more and more frequent numbers.  A telegram from the War Department was not a good thing, but generally announcing that a loved one had passed away, or was lost in combat.  This episode also deals with the Battle of the Bulge.  The Bulge refers to a bubble in the American Front which the Germans were able to make.  At this time it was felt that the Germans were about done, and was totally surprising that they could launch an attack.  The had to do so during bad weather so the Allies air superiority did not play a roll.  This battle was the most costly for the U.S. in terms of life.

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