Rick Jacobs presents Battle of the Bulge
On December 15, 1944, the Allied High Command thought the Germans were finished. The next day, three enemy armies tore into the lightly held US position in the Ardennes Forest, attempting to split the Allied front. General Dwight D. Eisenhower had to fight on two fronts: against the Germans on the battlefield, and against British Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery, who used the situation to criticize Eisenhower’s role as Supreme Commander of the Allied armies. Join us as Captain Rick Jacobs tells the tale of the last major German offensive in the West, one that came close to turning the war on its head.
Lunchbox Lectures are free and open to the public on every first and third Wednesday of the month. For more information, please call 504-528-1944 x 484.