Belgian royals mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes in snowy weather reminiscent of wintery conditions of the battle

My hat is off to King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. G-d Bless Them.

Among The Joshua Trees

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde participate in the ceremonies commemorating the Battle Of The Ardennes Forest otherwise known as the Battle Of The Bulge. I tip my hat to them for showing up even in a strong winter storm. Bravo Zulu to The King and Queen.

  • The Battle of the Bulge was one of the bloodiest of the Second World War
  • Saw thousands of Nazi troops descend on Ardennes without notice
  • U.S. Army soldiers defended heavily forested region in Belgium
  • Belgian royal family turned out to greet veterans and commemorate war

King Philippe lays a wreath at a monument commemorating the Battle of the Bulge or the Ardennes Offensive fought by American troops and Nazi infiltrators 70 years ago King Philippe lays a wreath at a monument commemorating the Battle of the Bulge or the Ardennes Offensive fought by American troops and Nazi infiltrators 70 years ago

The royal was accompanied by her husband, King Philippe Queen Mathilde braved the wintery conditions to pay respect to the thousands of troops killed in the battle

In homage to the U.S. Army General Anthony McAuliffe, who responded: 'Nuts!' when confronted with an ultimatum by the German army, the Belgian royal family threw nuts into the crowds today   In homage to the U.S. Army General Anthony McAuliffe, who responded: ‘Nuts!’ when…

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  1. Bill Brandt

    I can remember years ago, while in the Army – taking a train trip to Luxembourg City, walking up Gen Patton Blvd and seeing the American cemetery there. A sea of white crosses – and an occasional Star of David, on beautifully manicured grass.

    That brought the battle home for me.

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