less than a year ago
On Dec 16, German artillery began the Battle of the Bulge. Brigadier General McAuliffe with the 101st Airborne Division arrived soon after. On Dec 22, the Germans asked for the American surrender, McAuliffe answered "Nuts!" The next day allowed airstrikes and parachuting of much-needed supplies. On Dec. 26, troops under General Patton broke from the impasse.