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  Bastogne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bastogne (Dutch: Bastenaken, German: Bastenach, Luxembourgish: Baaschtnech) is a Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Luxembourg in the Ardennes.
The Mardasson Memorial was erected near Bastogne to honour the memory of the 76,890 American soldiers who were wounded or killed during the Battle of the Bulge.
Bastogne is the midpoint of the famous Liège-Bastogne-Liège classic bicycle race, one of the biggest events in the professional cycling calendar, dating from the end of the 19th century.
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 Bastogne (Municipality, Province of Luxembourg, Belgium)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bastogne is mostly known for the cyclist race Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the oldest of the "classic" races, and the terrible battle which took place there in 1944-1945.
In 634, Bastogne is listed among the possessions given by a Duke of Austrasia to the abbey of Trier; in 721, the domain was transfered to the abbey of Prüm.
In 2002, Joël Robert, from Bastogne, proposed to erect a commemorative monument in the former cemetary.
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 MilitaryHistoryOnline.com - Fortunes of War - Battle of Bastogne
Bastogne was the headquarters of General Troy Middleton's VIII Corps and was a major objective from the start of the offensive, containing as it did, the junction of no less than seven major roads communicating with all parts of the area.
The 101st Airborne column arrived in Bastogne by 0900 Dec 19th, due largely to a fortuitous decision made by Col. Sherburne, the Division Artillery commander, who was in charge of, and leading the column, which was heading for the town of Werbomont, north of Bastogne.
As the leading elements of the 101 Airborne moved into Bastogne, Combat Command B of the 10th Armored Division was also arriving, and survivors of the 110th Infantry and some combat Engineers and Combat Command R of the 9th Armored Division were being forced west into the outskirts of the town as well.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /wwii/articles/bastogne.aspx   (2773 words)

 101st airborne division's defense of Bastogne
Bastogne is deservedly identified with the finest characteristics of the American soldier, and the name Bastogne symbolizes a heroic battle.
The Germans, however, had identified Bastogne as a possible point of major difficulty and had considered the control of the vital crossroads through that town to be absolutely necessary to maintain their rear area lines of communication.
The first steps to save Bastogne were taken on 18 December, when Middleton dispatched the recently arrived Combat Command B to the northeast, east, and southeast of the town with orders to hold their positions at all cost.
www-cgsc.army.mil /carl/resources/csi/Mitchell/MITCHELL.asp   (7431 words)

The enemy drive across the south face of Bastogne and on to the west during the night of 20 December did not immediately jolt McAuliffe's command; it was rather a disparate series of clashes with scattered and unsuspecting units of the VIII Corps.
Bastogne was sizable enough to have some reserve civilian stocks, and the melange of armor, engineers, and artillery units around the city had-supplies and ammunition in their own vehicles.
Bastogne had some diversionary mission during the Christmas Day assault, only the 39th Grenadier Regiment had a major attack assigned in support of the effort in the northwest, this to be an advance astride the Neufchâteau-Bastogne highway (which was never carried out).
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/wwii/7-8/7-8_19.htm   (15040 words)

 After 60 years, Bastogne still honors U.S. | The San Diego Union-Tribune
BASTOGNE, Belgium –; To find the city hall in Bastogne, walk past the White House Hotel, cross Gen. McAuliffe square, turn at the Dakota Cafe and it's the building on the right flying the stars-and-stripes, just before you reach rue de l'American Legion.
Bastogne was the turning point in the Battle of the Bulge, a surprise attack by thousands of German troops through the December snow that was Hitler's desperate last attempt to reverse the allied advance that began in June on Normandy's beaches.
A new sight on a hillside overlooking Bastogne is the "peace wood" planted in 1994 to mark the 50th anniversary of the battle and honor the U.S. veterans who flew over for the commemorations.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20041212/news_1t12bastogne.html   (776 words)

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For the Americans, Bastogne is the symbol of their legendary spirit of resistance, but also of their sense of judgement in their victorious counter offensive.
In Bastogne, from 1946 to 1950, the ceremony took place at the American cemetery at Foy-Recogne, since the cemetery’s disappearance, the memorial service has been held at the Mardasson Memorial.
December the “Battle of the Bulge and the siege of Bastogne” commemoration is held.
www.bastogne.be /60eme/eng/memorial_eng.htm   (897 words)

 Bastogne Rolls Out Red Carpet for Battle of Bulge Vets
Downtown Bastogne was abuzz with excitement and activity honoring the 60th anniversary of the battle.
Bastogne hasn't forgotten its place as a turning point in the Battle of the Bulge, nor has it lost gratitude for its American liberators.
German troops fought bitterly to maintain their hold on the town, which was virtually destroyed during the battle and endured the deaths of some 200 of its citizens within just a few hours.
nyjtimes.com /cover/12-20-04/RedCarpetForBattleBulgeVets.htm   (1755 words)

 The Siege and Relief of Bastogne During the Battle of the Bulge
The immediate mission, assigned by the higher command after the Verdun meeting, was the "relief" of Bastogne and the use of its road net as a sally port for a drive by the Third Army to St. Vith in the larger Allied offensive.
Bastogne, with seven entrant roads, naturally dominates the road complex in this area whether movement be from east to west, as attempted by the XLVII Panzer Corps, or from south to north, as planned for the American III Corps.
The Bastogne garrison knew little of the German deployment beyond the encircling units in direct contact, while the VIII Corps' screen, behind which the III Corps was forming, had been too weak to fight for information.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/Bastogne.html   (22658 words)

 101st AB PIR 506 - Bastogne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The town of Bastogne is located uplands, in the north the woods of the Ardennes, in the south Charleville and finally in the west Givet.
Bastogne is now a key-position in the Battle of the Bulge.
In the area of Bastogne the leaved traces reminds us to the heavy fighting during the Battle of the Bulge.
www.jungbauer-imedia.nl /nieuwe_pagina_3.htm   (507 words)

 Battle of Bastogne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Bastogne was a smaller battle in and around the Belgian town of Bastogne, during the larger Battle of the Bulge.
The town was being held by the American 101st Airborne Division and Combat Command B of the U.S. 10th Armored Division.
Though the American forces were cut off from their supply line, without cold-weather gear, outnumbered, and unable to be resupplied or supported by air due to some of the worst winter weather in years, the Germans were still unable to take the city.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Bastogne   (494 words)

 Bastogne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bastogne is a city at the edge of the hilly Belgian Ardennes.
The next day the tanks of Patton's 4th Armored Division would aid Bastogne, and his Ardennes offensive would enter the books as the "Battle of the Bulge".
It is hard to imagine that the brunt of a desparate German force charged these calm fields in final desparation.
www.msu.edu /~raghuna1/pictures/belgium/bastogne/bastogne1.htm   (97 words)

 Sixty years on, Bastogne recalls Battle of the Bulge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
BASTOGNE, Belgium -- To find the city hall in Bastogne, walk past the White House Hotel, cross Gen. McAuliffe square, turn at the Dakota Cafe and it's the building on the right flying the stars-and-stripes, just before you reach rue de l'American Legion.
Bastogne was the key turning point in the Battle of the Bulge, a surprise attack by thousands of German troops through the December snow that was Hitler's desperate last attempt to reverse the allied advance that began in June on Normandy's beaches.
Rebuilt after the war, Bastogne lacks some of the old-world charm of neighboring towns and villages, such as Bouillon, which is dominated by a medieval crusader's castle.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04354/427932.stm   (1140 words)

 Tourist information about the city of Bastogne, Bastenaken. Battle of the Bulge. Battle of the Ardennes.
Bastogne was bombed by the German troops from the 18th December onwards and encircled since the 20th of December.
The town was defended by the 101st Airborn Division under the command of General A.C. McAuliffe.
General Patton sent more troops to set Bastogne free and on the 27th of December the 101st Airborn Division in Bastogne receives its first reinforcements.However, on the 29th the Germans launch a new attack on the city.
www.trabel.com /bastogne/bastogne-battleforbastogne.htm   (371 words)

 Personal Account: Who Really Liberated Bastogne? -- A Probe of History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Troy H. Middleton, cited in World War I as the Army's premier tactician, whose decision to hold Bastogne was publicly lauded by Patton as "a stroke of genius." In his biography published by Louisiana State University, Middleton discussed how, once the two divisions arrived, he planned to relieve Bastogne.
"The 101st was to hold its position at Bastogne, and the other three (divisions) were to swing north, with the 87th and the 11th carrying the main load." The third division was the 17th Airborne, which was delayed in arriving until January.
Bastogne remained subject to complete envelopment; the contact certainly did not alter that stark fact.
www.87thinfantrydivision.com /History/345th/Personal/000020.html   (1155 words)

 Lone Sentry: The 4th Armored: From the Beach to Bastogne -- WWII G.I. Stories Booklet
HE outstanding celerity of your movement and the unremitting, vicious and skillful manner in which you pushed the attack, terminating at the end of four days and nights of incessant battle in the relief of Bastogne, constitute one of the finest chapters in the glorious history of the United States Army.
Of the nine roads and two railroads running into Bastogne, this path cracked by the 4th was the only link with the outside.
CC B, battling to the east of the roadway, cleared a swath to the north.
www.lonesentry.com /gi_stories_booklets/4tharmored/index.html   (5764 words)

 Strategic Studies Group: Trouble In Bastogne
The first elements of the 101st will arrive in trucks which should guarentee their placement into Bastogne itself, the arrival of additional elements of the division will arrive on foot with the aid of trucks through extended movement.
Bastogne itself is divided in 3 objectives, Bastogne, North Bastogne and East Bastogne.
Bastogne is a supply source so the Allied units can happily sit there and defend if they get cut off - this is to reflect that historically the town was supplied by air drops.
www.ssg.com.au /archives/000102.html   (1120 words)

 Belgium - Bastogne - photos of events in Luxembourg, Province of on Worldisround
Bastogne is a charming little town in the hills of the Ardennes in the province of Luxemburg in the south of Belgium.
The name 'Bastogne' will forever be associated with the Battle of the Bulge which took place in the last days of 1944.
Bastogne was defended by the 101st Airborn Division under the command...
www.worldisround.com /articles/10118/index.html   (525 words)

He told the MP that there would be a convoy headed his way from Mourmelon-le-Grande to tell all members of the 101st to go to Bastogne.
The 101st went from Bastogne and moved north to meet the Germans at Noville.
The 101st had to withdraw but they didn't leave without blowing the church and any machinery or artillery that couldn't be carried or driven, but could be useful to the Germans.
members.tripod.com /screamingeagles__10/bastogne.htm   (672 words)

 Bastogne - Dec. 1944, a journal
Of all his combat time (four major campaigns) Ed's experience at Bastogne is one that affected him the most because of the freezing weather which terrified and tortured the soldier day and night.
Bastogne was relieved the next day, Tuesday, December 26th by the 4th Armored Division of General Patton's Third U. Army.
The siege of Bastogne, Belgium was a frightful experience never to be forgotten; and hopefully, never to be repeated again.
kclibrary.nhmccd.edu /peniche.html   (3465 words)

 Town of Bastogne gathers to remember its American liberators
BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Amid snow flurries and a chilling wind, Belgium's King Albert II honored U.S. soldiers who died fighting Nazi Germany 60 years ago in the Battle of the Bulge, the largest land battle for American forces in war.
Bastogne did not become surrounded by forces intent on taking it until the night of December 21, Day 6 of the Battle of the Bulge.
Heroic as the deeds of the defenders of Bastogne were, the defense of Bastogne is a very important secondary element but not one of the true strategic keys to the German failure.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1304508/posts   (1661 words)

Bastogne: the story of the first eight days in which the 101st Airborne Division was closed within
The author penetrates the "fog of war" with a coherent narrative that clearly captures the strategy, tactics, and leadership of the battle.
Although later studies provide more depth of research and detailed analysis concerning the Battle of Bastogne, Marshall's book, with its excellent maps, provides a superb one-volume narrative which can be utilized as a guide for officers and noncommissioned officers when visiting the Ardennes battlefield.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/wwii/Bastogne/bast-fm.htm   (368 words)

 "NUTS!" Revisited
The primary goals of the offensive were to capture the Belgian port of Antwerp and to drive a wedge between the British and American armies.
This offensive is often referred to as the "Battle of the Bulge." It's failure was due largely to American resistance around St. Vith, on the northern shoulder of the Bulge, and by American forces holding Bastogne on the southern shoulder of the Bulge.
This interview focuses on the story surrounding the German's request for the American forces at Bastogne to surrender and the American General's response as witnessed by Lt. General Harry Kinnard, at the time of the siege of Bastogne, a Lt. Col.
www.thedropzone.org /europe/Bulge/kinnard.html   (1031 words)

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