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 Category:  War and History Poetry
  Posted: March 1, 2021      Views: 43

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I am English. I love writing and reading poetry, it is my passion. I have published on Amazon "Dolly's Poems", and I am always looking to improve and learn from others. I look forward to reading your work, kind regards Dolly x

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"The Battle of the Bulge" by Dolly'sPoems
Surprise attack is how to win,
and this is what they try;
without all hope, let war begin,
as time controlled the sky.
The weather visibility
meant planes could not patrol,
the push came with vitality,
with force and great control.

Without a care for any man--
to win the war was key;
ferocious fighting hell began,
the Germans guarantee
that they will fight until the death
to kill or they'll be killed;
the Fuhrer safely tucked in bed,
theses tactics were not skilled.

But murder squads shot many souls
in Malmedy they struck!
They captured US soldiers, those
shot down like sitting ducks.
The terror of this cruel attack,
the massacre was evil;
the SS squad wore deathly black,
behaviour was primeval!

The allied forces were surprised
and lost so many men;
the German army was comprised
of horses-- once again.
They met the might of US troops,
equipped, and motorised;
they held the line inside their groups,
and Eisenhower was wise . . .

At first the enemy, ahead--
the Germans had the power
but not for long, they would be dead
the allies won the hour.
The Germans were defeated there
the airmen bombed with clout!
As on the ground and in the air
they forced the Germans out.

But there were losses on both sides,
so many soldiers died;
and all because of stupid pride,
as Hitler had denied.
And all was lost, what had been started,
by a crazy sot;
the German army were outsmarted,
Krauts had lost the plot.


Author Notes
The allied American soldiers suffered a surprise attack by the Germans in a last bid attempt to win the war. It was a futile exercise that could never have succeeded, nevertheless, the Germans pushed ahead. As a result of The Battle of the Bulge, which took place in the Ardennes; America suffered 75,000 casualties and over 100,000 Germans were killed, wounded or captured.

The incident at Malmedy where 125 American soldiers from the US 7th armoured division were murdered by the SS, was avenged by American soldiers, as they refused to take German prisoners and shot them all.

Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander who was a strategist and skilfully mastered the art of managing the troops. Also General George Patton, a hardened soldier helped in the battle, he later died unexpectedly in a car crash in Luxembourg and was buried with the soldiers who helped win the Battle of the Bulge. The British will forever be eternally grateful to the US for aiding Britain during World War II.
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