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To: OKSooner

Largely unknown by most Americans was that in mid-January of 1945 as the Bugle was beginning to peter out Hitler ordered another smaller ‘’Battle of the Bulge’’ code named’’Operation Nordwind’’. The objective was the French city of Strasbourg. Strasbourg is an important symbol of French historic honor and Hitler thought that if he took it the Allied coalition might break. Hitlers objective in fighting The Bulge was a political one. He was trying to fracture the tenuous Allied coalition. This second ‘’Bulge’’ fell largely on the American 7th. Armored Div. and the Army’s 45th. Inf. Div. (”The Thunderbirds’’). The Germans lost this one too.


43 posted on 12/22/2013 4:20:57 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: jmacusa

Really? I’ll need to read up about nordwind sometime; the 45th division are\were our Homeys, ok ng. All the German commanders knew not to mess with the 45th but of course Hitler was nuts. Anyone who gets a look at the tbird dies you know esp krauts.


44 posted on 12/22/2013 6:13:07 PM PST by OKSooner ("Like, cosmic, man.")
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