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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Bastogne "Nuts" for Christmas

C-47s Dropping supplies to 101st Airborne Division Dec 26, 1944
Photo taken by U.S. Army Signal Corp Photographer
JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS DAY 1944, THE 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION WAS SURROUNDED BY A VASTLY LARGER GERMAN FORCE IN THE TOWN OF BASTOGNE WHEN THE GERMAN COMMANDER SENT A SMALL GROUP UNDER A WHITE FLAG TO DEMAND A SURRENDER FROM THE AMERICAN COMMANDING GENERAL, ANTHONY McAULIFFE.  HIS REPLY ECHOS UNTIL THIS DAY SOME 67 YEARS LATER: 
NUTS!!!!
BEST CHRISTMAS NUTS EVER!!!!
SOURCE:CNS News


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2 comments:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Merry Christmas to you and our Troops Ron.

Sandee said...

I remember this. Excellent response. We all know how this turned out too.

Have a terrific day and a very merry Christmas Ron. :)