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THE RADIO CLUB G.T.M.
LOCATED IN KRUIBEKE,BELGIUM.
WILL BE ON AIR
WITH THE SPECIAL EVENT CALL
FROM 16/12/2014 UNTIL 14 /01/2015
THIS STATION IS TO COMMEMORATE ALL THE SOLDIERS
WHO FOUGHT AND DIED DURING
THE”BATTLE OF THE BULGE”
ON 22 DECEMBER 1944 GENERAL ANTHONY McAULIFFE
ANSWERED TO THE GERMAN COMMANDER
WHEN HE WAS ASKED TO SURRENDER HIS TROOPS.
IT WAS THE BLOODIEST BATTLE FOUGHT BY THE U.S. ARMY DURING WWII.
70 YEARS AGO.
During the winter of 1944-45,
more than 500,000 troops were deployed in the Ardennes.
An astonishing number — 76,000 — would be wounded or killed.
The troops were young men — some of them barely out of high school.
After holding out for more than a week in the cold while being highly vulnerable to surrounding German troops.
The weather started to clear up on December 26th. Air support was now available.
On this day, the 101st Airborne troops(Bands of brothers)got the supplies that they desperately needed,while the 4th Armored Division under Patton’s 3rd Army successfully broke through German lines and entered Bastogne from the south.
Long awaited supplies and reinforcements had finally arrived.Bastogne was liberated.The way to Germany was open…
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