Skip to comments.Christmas 1944, when we said NUTS to the enemy
Posted on 12/18/2011 5:50:58 PM PST by NEWwoman
World War Two was in overdrive. The major powers were slugging it out about the world - in Europe, Africa, and in the Pacific for 5 long years already- since 1939.
The United States had entered the fray when the US Congress had declared war on Japan (December 8, 1941) for attacking Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941).
Then on December 11, 1941, Germany and Italy had declared war on the United States. We were in the war for the long haul.
Early December 1944, we had thought the war, at least in Europe, would be over in a few weeks and we'd be home for Christmas.
But Adolf Hitler had other plans and fought back with everything he got.
(Excerpt) Read more at smithsk.blogspot.com ...
Patton's weather prayer: http://movieclips.com/mkY8-patton-movie-a-weather-prayer/
Now Obama travels the world,in search of butt to kiss.
Is there more worth reading?
Can you share it here? Excerpts are kind of lame.
Creighton Abrams was the commander of the lead battalion in the relief of Bastogne.
God, what a group of men. Every damn one of them.
I don’t think it was “nuts”; more like FO.
Interesting. There are volumes of information on this. Thanks for sharing.
You probably are right. But that’s what was in the movies.
It was “Nuts”.
From what I have read McAuliffe was woken and told of the surrender demand. He said “aw nuts”. When ask what to tell the Germans he said that his first statement was good enough, to just tell them “nuts”.
The movie “Battle Ground” was a pretty damn good account of the Bastogne siege. Not the story of the Battle of the Bulge, but real good about Bastogne.
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I was four months old...
This Christmas, I have a son that is ten months old :)
Better late then never, but the world is still in a big mess,
and getting worse.
So why don’t we have anyone who has the cajones to say that worldwide? What’s the MATTER with us????
Just in case y’all missed it. . . See this thread from yesterday and click on the dailymail link for pics :
I read that in some of the sites when I was researching the blog. The General said - “aw, nuts.” So the General put Nuts in his written response.
Now - I’m asking for some friendly advice, so I can be a better FRer. I had been adviced not to put excerpts for blogs. (I did if for its hard to get many hyperlinks & embedded clips in the body.)
Is that breaking any rules? Is it a major turn off? Any opinion?
“Cajones” also works. ;’)
Our military and nation can never be great without such men of faith.
I read something like that Crazy Ivan. Those men had ... real balls.
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