Most of the railroad damage actually favored the Germans because the Allies could not use them to move supplies to the forward areas. The Germans were aware that they could not supply their forces and expected their troops to scavenge the fuel and supplies they need to support the thrust. Montgomery must take a lot of the fault for the failures that occurred. The Allies did not have a deep water port that they desperately needed because Montgomery persuaded Eisenhower to divert the resources needed to secure Antwerp for his failed Market Garden fiasco. It was only a few weeks before the battle before they could secure Antwerp. Most supplies had to be brought to the front via the Red Ball Express which use three times as much fuel as they delivered. It was a valiant effort but it was not efficient. Montgomery screwed the pooch in many ways during this fiasco. The extent of Montgomery's efforts after the attack, was to secure river crossings. It was Bradley's forces and Patton's third army that absorbed the brunt of the battle, yet Montgomery went and held a press conference and told the world that it was his units and his planning that saved the day. Eisenhower almost had a revolt on his hands and came close to kicking Montgomery out. If not for Beedle Smith and a couple other generals, that would have happened.