Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas 75 Years Ago Today - Lest We Forget

Although the picture is undated, The Battle Of The Bulge was raging relentlessly in and around the Belgian town of Bastogne and elsewhere during the Christmas season 1944. On December 22, 1944 American forces were outnumbered and completely surrounded in Bastogne and when the Germans demanded their surrender, the American commander responded with one word: NUTS. The outnumbered and outgunned Americans then defended the town until American forces under the command of general George S. Patton arrived a day or two after Christmas. We have plenty for which to be thankful to our military on this Christmas day 75 years later.

Merry Christmas & Season's Greetings to all who serve, especially those in foreign lands or over foreign skies and on the high seas away from home.

The Battle Of The Bulge, certainly among the greatest American victories, if not the greatest, in any war was raging during the Christmas season in 1944. It was the last great offensive push on the Western front by the German/Nazi forces in WWII. If not for the brave determination of our armed forces, the world may well have been a different place had the Germans won the battle.

All the best,
Glenn B

2 comments:

THE MAN WITH NO NAME said...

Yes, magnificent valor on both sides-- but we fought our white German brothers and not the real (((enemy)))-- even Patton said that after all was said and done.

Glenn B said...

I am of about 1/2 German descent and I feel no brotherhood toward Nazis and or the German army of WWII. They were the enemy of most of the world as far as I am concerned.