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Bastogne: Ardennenoffensive #1

Statue of Brigadier General Anthony Clement “Nuts” McAuliffe next to the remains of the 11th Armored Division Sherman tank No. 3081532.

McAuliffe and the 101st Airborne Division along with elements of the 10th Armored Division (United States) and the 82nd airborne arrived to counter-attack the Ardennenoffensive but, after heavy fighting, became encircled within the town. On December 22, German emissaries asked for the American surrender, to which the General answered quite briefly, “Nuts!”

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