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namvet
12-24-2008, 07:27 PM
on 12-13-08 the town of Bastogne, Belgium remembers the horrific dec 44 battle. 16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945 including a re enactment. I won't go into details as this historic battle has been discussed

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/8742/bulgemap1el.jpg

fighting each other and horrible winter weather as the death toll rises.

http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/1994/z16wi8.jpg


http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/2130/z11ew9.jpg

BTY the town has a nickname. "nuts city" for the famous reply to surrender from General Tony McAuliffe. I never knew that

photos (photos)

combat photos

http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/8279/sc199016vh5.jpg
dead US soldier


http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/4586/sc200446ia7.jpg
dead German soldiers. many on both sides died from the freezing weather. Patton claimed he rescued the the 101. they claim they were relieved.

combat photos (combat photos)

sitting here in my warm home with snow and freezing temps outside I can't even feature nor imagine the horrific sacrifice's that was made here. a salute to them all - both sides

Churchill
12-24-2008, 07:47 PM
Haha, I hope picture two was a modern reenactment, because otherwise I didn't know they had that particular model of Alfa-Romeo in 1944! :D

kamehouse
12-25-2008, 03:30 AM
I had the chance to do a little tour around Bastogne with my dad last summer.
The museum in Bastogne is simply first class and I would advise anybody in the vicinity to pop in and see for themselves.Also in the same area,Diekirch (Lux) is also really good although a bit more messy.La Gleize is also worth a look.
The map posted by the O.P is really interesting.Thanks!

Cuts
12-25-2008, 08:17 AM
does anyone knows abot Jochen Peiper massacre????

Malmédy ?
Look here (http://www.google.co.uk/).

namvet
12-25-2008, 08:49 AM
believe me if I had the $$$$ I would take the tours in a heart beat. I would start at Normandy and go all the way. also I would really like to see the ones in the Pacific to. well there's my day deaming .............

Terry_214
12-27-2008, 11:12 AM
Lest we forget