Bastogne


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Bastogne

(bästô`nyə), Du. Bastenaken, town (1991 pop. 12,187), Luxembourg prov., SE Belgium, in the Ardennes and near the border of the duchy of Luxembourg. It is a rail junction and market town noted for its hams. In World War II during the Battle of the BulgeBattle of the Bulge,
popular name in World War II for the German counterattack in the Ardennes, Dec., 1944–Jan., 1945. More than a million men fought in what is also known as the Battle of the Ardennes. On Dec.
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 (Dec., 1944–Jan., 1945), it was held mainly by a smaller U.S. division against overwhelming bombardment by the Germans, until eventually relieved by the U.S. 3d Army. Nearby are military cemeteries and the Mardesson monument to the U.S. soldiers who died in battle.

Bastogne

a town in SE Belgium: of strategic importance to Allied defences during the Battle of the Bulge; besieged by the Germans during the winter of 1944--45. Pop.: 14 070 (2004 est.)
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I used to go out for a drink after work, and at the bottom of my scotch I'd see the face of every man we left in Bastogne.
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VIII Corps, which was strung out along a long front, and reached the outskirts of the Belgian towns of Houffalize and Bastogne.
Patton's bold statement on December 19, 1944, that he could pivot his army and move north within three days to relieve Bastogne was thus not braggadocio but based on sound staff studies.
He then became a paratrooper for the 101st Airborne Division and was assigned to the "Filthy Thirteen," which participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, the battle for Holland, and the defense of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.
Beyond Brussels is a world f rolling landscaQes, medieval castles, gourmet restaurants and carnivals, of' a quick getaway, visit historic Bastogne.
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