Sources www.wiltz.lu/fr/album/8/205. Sources enfernormand.free.fr/sherman.htm. Gaspard Présente Musical & Manuel 29/07/2008
Nine Divisions of the 6th Panzer SS Army, along with seven Divisions of the 5th Panzer Army and eleven Divisons of the 7th Army
On December 26, 1944, with the 4th Army, General Patton gained access and encirclement of the city. Arriving by the Assenois, some troops thus break through the area around the city and little by little increase theNazi forces. Killed in a car accident in1945, General Patton is buried among his soldiers in Hamm Cemetery nearLuxembourg.
Some Belgian refugees arrive at Bastogne under the eyes of American troops defending the city.
Food being parachuted to the 101st Airborne by Dakota parachuters at Bastogne
A battery of DCA American specialists watch air combat.
On December 19, there is violent fighting at Neffe, Wardin and Noville. On the 20th, Bastogne is surrounded. On the 22th, some German emissaries demand the surrender of the American troops, to which General McAuliffe replied " NUTS. Starting on December 23, taking advantage of a clear day, allied planes bombed without stop the concentrations of German troops and parachuted food, weapons, and medical supplies to allies occupying Bastogne. On December 26th, General Patton’s troops break the encirclement of the city after some fierce fighting. Their entry into Bastogne unfortunately did not mean an end to the fighting. The bloody combat was not replaced by the white flag until January 8, 1945, the official date of the end of the Battle of.
Mémorial du Mardasson Ce monument, en forme d’étoile à cinq branches, a été conçu par l’architecte Georges DEDOYARD pour honorer la mémoire des 76.890 soldats américains tués, blessés ou disparus pendant la Bataille des Ardennes. Une galerie circulaire à colonnes donne au monument l’aspect d’un vaste temple d’une hauteur de +/- 12 mètres avec un atrium central de 10 mètres de rayon.
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