I missed the start date 3 days ago, but 75 years ago, the Battle of the Bulge (as it's called by Americans) started. Today, early on the 19th, the 101 arrived in Bastogne and started a pretty iconic defense of the city.
A little over a decade ago, we visited the whole area, with some specific focus on the 101- between Band of Brothers and Donald Burget's 3 books also of the 101st, I've been quite fascinated by what they did. Visiting some of the forests they fought in, and then touring more of the overall battle area was quite moving.
For sure, there are a lot of things that happened all over the world 75 years ago now, but it's one specific event that is quite interesting to me.
Thanks, guys. Heck of a war you fought.