The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II. It was launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in eastern Belgium, northeast France, and Luxembourg, towards the end of World War II.
The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard. American forces bore the brunt of the attack and incurred their highest casualties of any operation during the war. The battle also severely depleted Germany's armored forces, and they were largely unable to replace them. Between 63,222 and 98,000 German soldiers were killed, missing, wounded in action, or captured. For the Americans, out of a peak of 610,000 troops, 89,000 became casualties out of which some 19,000 were killed. The "Bulge" was the largest and bloodiest single battle fought by the United States in World War II and the second bloodiest battle in American history.
Soldier Story SS-111 1/6th scale U.S. Army 28th Infantry Division Ardennes 1944 12-inch figure features: WWII US Army soldier life-like head sculpt, S2.5 BODY, Weapon bare Hand (1 Pair), Bendable bare Hand (1 Pair), Bare Feet (1 Pair). HEADGEAR - M-1 combat helmet (metal), M-1 combat helmet liner, Snow white helmet cover, Snow white face mask. UNIFORM - GI wool shirt, Brown T-shirt, M-41 field jacket (with 28th Infantry div. Patch), GI wool pants, Snow suit smock, Snow white mittens (1 pair), Wool mitten liners (1 pair), Wool scarf, Snow pants, M1944 high neck wool sweater (with 28th Infantry div. Patch), GI combat boots (sewing leather)
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FIELD GEAR - M-1936 suspenders, M-1936 pistol belt, M-1910 canteen cover, M-1910 canteen (metal), M-1910 canteen cup (metal), M-1942 first aid pouch, M-43 entrenching tool cover, M-43 tool entrenching tool shovel (metal), M-1943 wire cutter pouch, M-1938 wire cutter, M-1923 .45 magazine pouch, TL-122 flashlight torch, M-2 grenade
WEAPON - M1919A6 Browning .30 machine gun (metal), .30 M1A1 ammo box (metal), CNC metal bullet / metal bullet link, M1911 .45 pistol, M1911 7rd magazine x 3, M-1916 pistol holster
Accessories: YANK Army weekly magazine, Hershey’s chocolate, Camel cigarette pack, Cigarette x 3, Ardennes 1944 exclusive figure stand