No minor victory for hitler.
1. These things generally not up for interpretation: the army that holds the ground after the battle is the victor—period.
2. Almost all historians and such say that hitler’s efforts SPED Germany’s collapse. Quite simply they lost 100s of thousands more going on the offense than they would have lost being on defense. Also, hitler had to move a HUGE amount of men and materiel from the Eastern Front to launch the Bulge, a welcome gift for the Russians.
Good observation. We did lose 14 thousand men I think killed and captured. Not sure of the figures? God bless the men who died and survived and the men god only knows where their at.