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  • Battle of the Bulge The German Counteroffensive, from worldwar2history.info

  • "In December 1944 Adolph Hitler directed an ambitious counteroffensive with the object of regaining the initiative in the west and compelling the Allies to settle for a negotiated peace.
    Hitler's generals were opposed to the plan, but the Fuhrer's will prevailed and the counteroffensive was launched on 16 December by some 30 German divisions against Allied lines in the Ardennes region. Allied defenses there had been thinned to provide troops for the autumn defensive. Hitler's intention was to drive through Antwerp and cut off and annihilate the British 21st Army Group and the U.S. First and Ninth Armies north of the Ardennes.
    Aided by stormy weather which grounded Allied planes and restricted observation, the Germans achieved surprise and made rapid gains at first, but firm resistance by various isolated units provided time for the U.S. First and Ninth Armies to shift against the northern flank of the penetration, for the British to send reserves to secure the line to the Meuse, and for Patton's Third Army to hit the salient from the south.
    Denied vital roads and hampered by air attack when the weather cleared, the German attack resulted only in a large bulge in the Allied lines which did not even extend to the Meuse River, the Germans' first objective. The Americans suffered some 75,000 casualties in the Battle of the Bulge, but the Germans lost 80,000 to l00,000. German strength had been irredeemably impaired.
    By the end of January 1945, American units had retaken all ground they had lost, and the defeat of Germany was clearly only a matter of time. In the east the Red Army had opened a winter offensive that was to carry, eventually, to and beyond Berlin. .."

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    Battle of the Bulge, from you tube.com
    "An AFN spot inviting the viewer to check out information hosted on the US Army's website concerning the historic WWII battle."
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    Battle of the Bulge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "The Ardennes Offensive (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive launched towards the end of World War II through the forested Ardennes Mountains region of Belgium (and more specifically of Wallonia: hence its French name, Bataille des Ardennes), France and Luxembourg on the Western Front. The offensive was called Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein (translated as Operation The Guard on the Rhine or Operation "Watch on the Rhine") by the German armed forces (Wehrmacht). This German offensive was officially named the Ardennes-Alsace campaign[5] by the U.S. Army,[6] but it is known to the general public simply as the Battle of the Bulge. The “bulge” was the initial incursion the Germans put into the Allies’ line of advance, as seen in maps presented in contemporary newspapers....
    The objectives for the offensive were not realized. In the wake of the defeat, many experienced German units were left severely depleted of men and equipment, as survivors retreated to the defences of the Siegfried Line. With over 800,000 men committed and over 19,000 killed, the Battle of the Bulge became the single biggest and bloodiest battle that American forces experienced in World War II.[8][9]"

    -T.V. Series
    Band of Brothers Fight Scene 6 (Bastogne) High Quality, from youtube.com
    "Band of Brothers Fight Scene 6 from part 6 "Bastogne" "

    Band of Brothers - German Artillery Attack

    "Parr 6 Bastogne Part 7 The Breaking Point "
    Soulfly - Blood Fire War Hate | Band of Brothers (ep.7), from youtube.com
    "Fan music video: AUDIO: Soulfly - "Blood Fire War Hate" Conquer, 2008 (© Roadrunner Records Inc.) VIDEO: Band of Brothers - (part seven) "The Breaking Point" SCREENSHOTS & DOWNLOAD: http://slproductions.1g.fi/kuvat/Non-... Edited with Sony Vegas 7.0 by kRn INROK FILMS, 2008 "
    Foy, Belgium From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "Battle of the Bulge
    In World War II, Foy was occupied by German forces during the Battle of the Bulge. The American 101st Airborne Division held the Bois Jacques just outside of town during the battle. After being relieved by Patton's Third Army, it fell to the 101st to take the town. The assault was spearheaded by Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, was depicted in the Band of Brothers mini-series. A fictional simulation of this can be played in the computer game Call of Duty: United Offensive."

    -Memorial
    In Bois Jacques 1 25032009, from youtube.com
    "In the Bois Jacques woods just outside of Foy.
    This video was done on the 25th March 2009. My friend Pete and I walked from Bastogne to Foy in the snow. We then visited Recogne, the site of the Germans Graves and the monument of the site American graves until they were relocated 1948.
    After that we then went into Foy and took the road heading to Bizroy and entered the Bois Jacques. In these woods you can still see the Fox holes dug by Easy Company. The woods are eerie and silent. Some of these holes looked a little to fresh to be the original Easy Company ones (1 or 2) but, the original ones can still be seen if you look around.
    We then left the woods and carried on heading for Bizroy Taking in the sights of the Easy Company monument. After Bizroy we headed back to Bastogne and had a good look around the American monument just outside of Bastogne. In total we walked over 10 miles in what was some times driving snow.
    I cannot wait to go back again some time; the experience will stay with me for ever. I salute all who, in whatever part, were involved in the fierce Battle of the Bulge. "

    Easy Company Monument Bois Jacques, from youtube.com
    "Monument for E Company / 506th PIR / 101st Airborne Division. Located near Foy, Belgium. Nice monument, but located on the wrong place since D-company / 501st was located here december the 18th"

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  • Belgium From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • "The Kingdom of Belgium en-us-Belgium.ogg /ˈbɛldʒəm/ (help·info) is a country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters, as well as those of other major international organizations, including NATO.[3] Belgium covers an area of 30,528 km2 (11,787 square miles) and has a population of about 10.7 million.
    Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home for two main linguistic groups, the Flemings and the French-speakers, mostly Walloons, plus a small group of German-speakers. Belgium's two largest regions are the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in the north, with 59% of the population, and the French-speaking southern region of Wallonia, inhabited by 31%. The Brussels-Capital Region, officially bilingual, is a mostly French-speaking enclave within the Flemish Region, and has 10% of the population.[4] A small German-speaking Community exists in eastern Wallonia.[5] Belgium's linguistic diversity and related political and cultural conflicts are reflected in the political history and a complex system of government.[6][7]
    The name 'Belgium' is derived from Gallia Belgica, a Roman province in the northernmost part of Gaul that was inhabited by the Belgae, a mix of Celtic and Germanic peoples.[8][9] Historically, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg were known as the Low Countries, which used to cover a somewhat larger area than the current Benelux group of states. From the end of the Middle Ages until the 17th century, it was a prosperous centre of commerce and culture. From the 16th century until the Belgian revolution in 1830, many battles between European powers were fought in the area of Belgium, causing it to be dubbed "the battlefield of Europe"[10] and "the cockpit of Europe"[11]—a reputation strengthened by both World Wars. Upon its independence, Belgium eagerly participated in the Industrial Revolution,[12][13] and, at the end of the nineteenth century, possessed several colonies in Africa.[14] The second half of the 20th century was marked by the rise of communal conflicts between the Flemings and the Francophones fuelled by cultural differences on the one hand and an asymmetrical economic evolution of Flanders and Wallonia on the other hand. These still-active conflicts have caused far-reaching reforms of the unitary Belgian state into a federal state....

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  • Belgium * Journal 1983 The Official Website of Arthur Blessitt

  • "The Belgian border was just ahead. Joshua and I were walking in France with the cross along a small winding road.
    "Daddy, Daddy, that's the place I saw in my dream. It's where I saw the glory of God coming down."
    We walked along the tree-lined road and continued down a hill. A car stopped and a radiant man got out. He was smiling and happy with a special glow. I asked him if he knew Jesus and he replied, "Yes, yes, I know Him." He had given us no name. But, as he drove off we could feel the glory of God.
    The response in this area had been very cool for days, but just up the road was the Belgium border. When we arrived at the border, crowds greeted us. Deep was their conviction as they began to cry. We prayed with them as we started on our journey through Belgium.
    Just after we had crossed the border in to Belgium headed to nearby city of Poperinge a man dashed out of a bar with a beer in his hand. He stuck it right in front of our faces and waved us in, offering beer and Cokes. Joshua and I left the cross at the door and walked in. The place was filled with laughter.
    I began to explain our mission, while the owner of the club, Wally, interpreted.

    After speaking for a while, Wally walked to a phone and had the local radio announcer come to interview us. The radio station began playing the interview during the night. The next morning Wally and his second-place World Champion dog walked with us. Everyone in Poperinge knew him. Our progress along the road was announced on the radio every hour. Car after car stopped and the occupants greeted us. We preached in the City Center and then I was asked to preach on the radio station. The place was shaken with an awakening. Wally and many others met Jesus. The glory had come just as Joshua had said.
    The southwest part of Belgium was one of the most glorious walks in Europe. We carried the cross on to Brussels and then on to Antwerp.
    On this cross walk my family was with me including my children, Gina, Joel, Joy, Joshua, Joseph and Jerusalem. We had a small camper and tents.
    The first time I went to Belgium was in 1972. We flew in from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and my cross did not arrive. It was a long week of phone calls and waiting but finally I persisted in going into the customs restricted area and found my cross lying in the floor! We bought an old VW van to live in with the family and started out toward France. A pilgrim follower of Jesus, Arthur Blessitt Luke 18:1

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    Visit Belgium

    "I take the Eurostar train to Brussels in Belgium - the "unknown country". Stay at Rocco Forte's Hotel Amigo. Explore Belgium's food, entertainment, Royal Family - and see its' sites - including Grand Place and the Atomium. Alun Hill MCIJ "

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