A down-to-earth story of the way in which the German thrust at the Bulge was halted
Few of the Americans in Paris at Christmas time, 194-1, were at all alarmed over the sudden German breakthrough. The French, who are pessimists from experience, were scared and thought the Bodies were coming back, but Americans are never pessimists and they never seem to have had any experience. The SHAEF public relations division called off its Christmas party in a bored gesture toward the biggest and most disastrous battle of the war on the Western Front.
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