Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Snowflakes: how times change.

Snowflakes meant something different in 1944...

StrategyPage is running a series of photographs from the Battle of the Bulge.

12/25/1944 - Members of the 101st Airborne Division as they Walk Past Dead Comrades.

My late uncle was in the Battle of the Bulge and the only time he talked about it he related that they put newspapers into their coats and shoes because it was so cold....

StrategyPage had a podcast about it a couple years ago Download LINK.

hmm... apparently General McAuliffe was a gentleman who didn't use bad language and actually said (and wrote) "nuts" not something R rated. However, when the Germans didn't understand, the officer carrying the written reply did use R rated language so they understood what it meant.

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