22 December 2011

Anniversaries: Battle of the Bulge & Sherman's March to the Sea

Most folks who are casually acquainted with military history know that right now is the anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Today is actually the 65th anniversary of the famous reply to the German request to surrender - "NUTS!".

But it's also the day that Sherman took control of Savannah, thus ending the infamous "March to the Sea".

Which one was more historically important? Your thoughts below!

By: Brant

1 comment:

Brian said...

I would say Sherman's March. Even though both events put the final seal on what was by then a determined outcome, and Sherman quite outnumbered his Confederate opponents, Sherman brought about the last phase of the American Civil war, which allowed your country to conclude the war and get on with its development.

Bastogne was just a siege. It lasted only eight days and would have been lifted eventually. Going broader, the Battle of the Bulge was the last gasp of an army that had really shot its bolt, and delayed the ultimate Allied victory by perhaps a month.