Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Bulge Begins....

Today is an important date in World War II history….The website maintained by the
World War II Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge states:

The Battle of the Bulge which lasted from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945 was the largest land battle of World War II in which the United States participated. More than a million men fought in this battle including some 600,000 Germans, 500,000 Americans, and 55,000 British. The German military force consisted of two Armies with ten corps (equal to 29 divisions). While the American military force consisted of a total of three armies with six corps (equal to 31 divisions). At the conclusion of the battle the casualties were as follows: 81,000 U.S. with 19,000 killed, 1400 British with 200 killed, and 100,000 Germans killed, wounded or captured.

You can find more of my World War II postings here.

Other bloggers are participating in Wordless Wednesday today….you can find them here.


Anonymous said...

There is no winner really in a war, but sometimes someone has to commit, just to beat those bad guys who wants to rule the world.

Good reflection in history.

jams o donnell said...

It was a bloody and brutal battle. Mercifully it did not prevent Hitler's defeat in teh West. Happy WW

Anonymous said...

My Uncle Pat fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He survived it in great shape. The battle with diabetes took him from us in March. Thank you for this post.

M-Dawg said...

My grandfather fought at Battle of the Bulge - in fact, he lost three toes from the cold.

He never mentioned his experience there except to say to my grandmother when she would complain how cold the midwest winters could be and he would always respond that it wasn't as cold as it was in Bastogne.

During the summer of 2005, I had to wonderful opportunity to visit Bastogne and the Battle of Bulge museum.

Thank you for the post.

Dan Edwards said...

One of my great-uncles was with "that mean ol' SOB" Patton and the third army when he did his great turn to break the siege of Bastagne. It was during this time my great uncle was wounded.....which he claimed probably saved his life. Thanks for a great post !

And, Merry Christmas ! I hope 2009 is a wonderful year for you and your loved ones, filled with peace, love, happiness, prosperity, and fine health for you and your loved ones !

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Deb Sistrunk Nelson said...

Just stopped by to Happy Holidays.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed reading about the history that is in your Blog. I find it fascinating how horrific some of the past wars were. I am great full for those who fought in any kind of war today or in our history.

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