Two important battles occured on this day.
Powerline has the details on the start of the Battle of the Bulge.
Sixty years ago today three German armies totaling a half million men caught advancing U.S. forces in the Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxembourg by surprise and initiated the events that resulted in the Battle of the Bulge.
Thanks to the unbelievable endurance, bravery and sacrifice of the American forces who slowed the German advance sufficiently for General Patton to bring the Third Army to bear, the Battle of the Bulge was Hitler's last gasp.
Kim du Toit reminds us of The Battle That Turned The River Into Blood