Battle of the Bulge-75 years ago.

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Re: Battle of the Bulge-75 years ago.

Post by koimaster » December 13th 2019, 9:06am

Today the Battle of the Bulge is only seen in movies or at the local walmart.

The men who took part in that battle were made of steel
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Re: Battle of the Bulge-75 years ago.

Post by biglove » December 13th 2019, 3:49pm

I cared for a blind Bulge veteran back about 25 years back. His wife was a raging bitch, dumb as a box of rocks and made fun of him for being incontinent.

He was a former POW eventually but evidently was hidden in a French farmhouse by a family with a rather attractive and frisky daughter.

The old battle axe would start nagging him and all I would have to say was “tell me about the war,” he would mention the girl and be all smiles.
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Re: Battle of the Bulge-75 years ago.

Post by bbattle » December 13th 2019, 4:59pm

If the Germans had had adequate fuel and provisions, they could have achieved their objective of splitting Allied forces.

Whether or not they could have secured an end to hostilities is very doubtful.

My next door neighbor is a WWII veteran; served in the Pacific in the CeeBees. His body is failing him now but his mind is sharp as a tack. Always nice to chat with him. We usually talk about railroad history in the area; he used to work at the Railroad museum here in town until a year ago.
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Re: Battle of the Bulge-75 years ago.

Post by biglove » December 13th 2019, 5:13pm

bbattle wrote:
December 13th 2019, 4:59pm
If the Germans had had adequate fuel and provisions, they could have achieved their objective of splitting Allied forces.

Whether or not they could have secured an end to hostilities is very doubtful.

My next door neighbor is a WWII veteran; served in the Pacific in the CeeBees. His body is failing him now but his mind is sharp as a tack. Always nice to chat with him. We usually talk about railroad history in the area; he used to work at the Railroad museum here in town until a year ago.
Had an uncle who was a SeaBee. As an engineer, I thought he didn’t go in with the Marines at beachheads. My Dad let me know that, no, his big brother hit the beaches with the Marines and fought to be able to build runways and bridges.

He was at, if I recall correctly, Bougainville, Tarawa and Okinawa, and who knows where else. And the kindest, gentle man. But he was also a fierce warrior that survived unimaginable horrors.
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