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Bastogne Belgium Battle of the Bulge

Nuts in Bastogne, Belgium at the Battle of the Bulge Memorial

On December 16, 1944, Germany made their last desperate attack in the west at the Battle of the Bulge. Tank divisions pierced through Allied front line defenses, but they were unable to break out to the sea and completely surround entrapped divisions as they hoped. In Bastogne, Belgium, elements of the 101st Airborne Division was […]

Arromanches Normandy France

Arromanches: A harbor that helped win a war in Normandy, France

During World War II, Allied planners prepared to invade France and breach Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. The German high command were certain they would strike at the Pas-de-Calais, which was the narrowest stretch of land across the English Channel between England and France. They did not think they would land in Normandy.  One of the reasons, […]