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... well as a few foxholes.
And before I begin, please understand that this is something that is very important to me. I have always had a great appreciation for our military, as we all do, and with regards to World War II, I'm just so very interested in the history of the battles and the men that served. To have an opportunity to do this, is just one of the biggest highlights of my life. I don't know if I would have been able to do what they did ...
... the roads they needed to control all met in Bastogne. They were trying to get to the port of Antwerp to disrupt the Allied supply line. Back to Bastogne. From December 20-27, the Germans attacked the town. The Allies held. When the Germans thought they had them in a position of surrender, a German soldier was dispatched to request the Allied surrender. American General Anthony McAuliffe simply said "Nuts!" Which was a polite way of saying "Go ...
I must have clocked another 50 kilometers. It was such a pleasant day.
And tonight at dinner, I spent a wonderful hour talking with a nice guy from Antwerp. We talked about daughters and sons, ...
In early October 1944 Battery B passed through Paris and took up position in Arlon, Belgium in preparation for an assault through Luxembourg against the German Ziegfried Line. Initially, the Ninth Army was deployed to the south, but orders were given for the Ninth and First Armies to switch positions and in late October they rapidly repositioned. ...
... fascinating about it, but Ness made a valid point that it's not a common sight for them across Europe, and that it's more of a spectacle, as they'd have to travel to England, India or Australia to name a few, in order to witness life on the other side of the road.
Our first stop was Malbronn monastery, which was based in a really cute Shakespearean type square with Tudor style buildings. It was a shame we'd only just eaten breakfast, as it looked like a ...