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    101st Airborne Surrounded during Battle of the Bulge

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    UNITED STATES

    12.20.2020

    Video by Harry Lockley 

    Defense Media Activity - Army   

    From Dec 20 to Dec 26, 1944, during the #BattleoftheBulge, the 101st Airborne Division formed an all-round perimeter of Bastogne.
    As a result of the powerful American defense to the north and east, XLVII Panzer Corps commander decided to encircle Bastogne and strike from the south and southwest.
    German panzer reconnaissance units had initial success, with all seven highways leading to Bastogne were cut by German forces by noon of 21 December. By nightfall the conglomeration of airborne and armored infantry forces were recognized by both sides as being surrounded.
    Outnumbered approximately 5-1, American Soldiers were lacking in cold-weather gear, ammunition, food, medical supplies, and senior leadership.
    Learn more at https://go.usa.gov/xnE2b

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    Date Taken: 12.20.2020
    Date Posted: 01.11.2021 09:17
    Category: Video Productions
    Video ID: 778657
    VIRIN: 201220-D-ZG067-326
    PIN: 3
    Filename: DOD_108120356
    Length: 00:01:01
    Location: US

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