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American Experience; Battle of the Bulge


Battle of the Bulge (repackaged for season 8)

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American Experience
Battle of the Bulge
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

The Battle of the Bulge was the single biggest and bloodiest battle American soldiers ever fought. It was a total surprise when, on December 16, 1944, 30 German divisions roared across an 85-mile Allied front. Unprepared for the assault, more than 80,000 Americans were killed, maimed or captured. This film looks at the battle through the eyes of the U.S. soldiers and combat officers in the field.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Battle of the Bulge,” 10/06/1995, GBH Archives, accessed June 22, 2024,
MLA: “American Experience; Battle of the Bulge.” 10/06/1995. GBH Archives. Web. June 22, 2024. <>.
APA: American Experience; Battle of the Bulge. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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