Friday, December 17

A little belated history

Let us not forget, 60 years ago:
Chicago Boyz: St. Vith, Malmedy: 60

On December 16, 1944 at 5:30 on a bitterly cold morning American troops in the Ardennes forest came under a massive artillery barrage, followed by swarms of German armored vehicles clattering out of the fog, and waves of infantry. the German offensive in the Ardennes had begun. It wasn't supposed to happen. The Germans were supposed to be on their last legs. The war was supposedly as good as won. Hitler didn't buy that. He had a grand vision of a drive to Antwerp, splitting the Allied armies in the West. His generals, who had a better grounding in reality, knew this was impossible.
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