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Battle of the Bulge to begin the next day.......

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December 15, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 15, 1944

* Battle of Bulge to begin (EVE)
* Armies line up at Siegfried Line (Westwall)
* World War II - WWII

The top of the front page has a six column headline: "7TH ARMY AT WESTWALL, SEEKS AN OPENING" with subheads. Two related maps are on page 4. The initial beginning of the infamous battle would begin the very next day.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much more on World War II. Complete with all 36 pages, rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes: On December 16 1944, at 5:30 A.M., the Germans began the assault with a massive, 90-minute artillery barrage using 1,600 artillery pieces across an 80 miles (130 km) front on the Allied troops facing the 6th Panzer Army. The Americans' initial impression was that this was the anticipated, localized counterattack resulting from the Allies' recent attack in the Wahlerscheid sector to the north, where the 2nd Division had knocked a sizable dent in the Siegfried Line. In the northern sector Dietrich's 6th Panzer Army assaulted Losheim Gap and Elsenborn Ridge in an effort to break through to Liège.

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