Giovanni Carrieri Photography

Bastogne today

Bastogne, Belgium Exif: NIKON D800, 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ f/8.0 1/100, ISO 100 147
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One Sherman M4 Barracuda at the square dedicated to General Mc Auliffe

General Anthony Mc Auliffe commanded the 101st Airborne during the siege of Bastogne. he is famous for the answer he gave to the German forces when they ordered the surrender of the besieged Americans. McAuliffe, despite the difficult situation of American troops, replied with a lapidary "Nuts!" displacing the Germans.
Battle of the Bulge American Memorial General Mc Auliffe Ardennes Bastogne Belgium