Jul 11th, 2017
We've almost made our way through World War II. For this episode, we hear from Paratroopers who fought in some of the fiercest conditions of the war. During the final German offensive that began in December 1944, the Battle of the Bulge, the 82nd was rushed into combat with little food, ammunition, and winter clothing. The Paratroopers held their ground against German tanks and artillery, pushing back and by February 1945 had pushed into Germany.
We also dig into who actually said the famous quote, "Looking for a safe place? Well, buddy, just pull in behind me - I'm the 82nd Airborne and this is as far as the bastards are going."
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