Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
It would seem that Muslim Jihadists are making the same mistake that Hitler gave his 5th Panzer Division.
They apparently have little to no understanding of “American grit, and that will be their undoing.
Our “Leadership is F.U.B.A.R this is far from the case for those men and women who swore and oath to protect and defend the United States Constitution and her citizens.
In the early morning of December 16, 1944, 80-man German shock companies from the 5th Panzer Army slipped toward the American lines in the Ardennes region under the cover of heavy fog.
They intended to slip past the sleepy American outposts and get behind the Allied line in the mountainous region that straddled Belgium and Luxembourg.
In the snowy forests of the Ardenne Hitler’s vaunted 5th Panzer Division got its ass handed to them.
The shock troops cut any communication wires they found. When the main attack came, it was hoped these shock troops would be poised and ready to pounce on the American defenders before they had time to react.
Behind them the rest of the 5th Panzer Army anxiously awaited the signal to attack.
German gunners readied their artillery pieces and looked at their watches. They were waiting for the order to unleash a heavy barrage on the American forces. Besides the 5th Panzer Army, two other German armies, the 6th Panzer Army to the north and the 7th Army to the south, were poised to attack the mostly unsuspecting American GIs.
At 5:30 AM, the order was issued for the artillery to fire. The German guns roared to life, spitting orange flames from their muzzles in the darkness.
German leader Adolf Hitler’s desperate offensive gamble in the West to drive the Allies from Germany’s doorstep and possibly change the course of the war had begun.
“Bastogne Must Fall,” Mike Phifer’s exciting exploration into Hitler’s final push into the Ardennes, is just one of the many features you’ll find inside the November issue of Military Heritage magazine.