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The Battle Of The Bulge Began 70 Years AgoToday

My dear friends Dr. Robert Zubrin just pointed out that today is the 70th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Bulge. My father fought in that battle under the leadership of General Patton.
Sadly this battle only gets a passing foot note in American history. Battles during our war for independence, the War of 1812, the Civil War, World War One and other World War II battles get much more attention.
What a lot of people miss is that this roughly one-month battle was the bloodiest battle in the history of the United States. Official Department of Defense statistics claim that over 81,000 Americans were killed,wounded, missing or captured. In my personal opinion the authorities are embarrassed to admit how bloody and devastating this battle was to US forces. I suspect that the real killed, wounded, captured and missing figures exceeds 100,000.Please take a moment of silence to honor all of the brave American, British and French soldiers who fought during the Battle of the Bulge.


About tatamkuluafrica

I am a man who has lived n 6 of the 7 continents. I first arrived in Africa on April 18, 1981. Africa has been a part of my life since. I spent 8 months living in a Xhosa village in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. I was given he nickname Tatamkulu Africa. In Xhosa it means "Grandfather Africa." In April of 1994 I was allowed to vote in the first democratic election in South Africa..I was honored to be part of such a historical moment. It was a beautiful and a magical day.

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