Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for December 27th:
"Situation 1200 hours 27 December 1944 Twelfth Army Group"

"Situation 1200 hours 27 December 1944 Twelfth Army Group"; Records of Allied Operational and Occupation Headquarters, World War II; Record Group 331; National Archives.

Completely surrounded in the town of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, the 101st Airborne Division held off besieging German forces for eight days until their relief by General George Patton’s Third Army on December 26, 1944. The break in German lines surrounding Bastogne is shown at the center of this situation map from December 27, 1944.

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