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Posted: 12/22/2003 7:19:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 7:20:51 AM EDT
From what I understand, General McAuliffe had more than "Nuts" to say, but it was edited down to that for public consumption.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 7:21:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2003 7:21:56 AM EDT by wiggy762]
ETH,

I had heard that the actual quote was more along the lines of 'BALLS', but was toned down for the release in the press. Any information on this?
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 7:25:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2003 7:27:14 AM EDT by Fruit_of_the_Looms]
LOL....My work partner is retired USA with time in the 101st and 82nd. He, too, has said the General didn't say "Nuts" but rather something else that couldn't be printed. [:D]

[i]edited: He's a Nam vet, not a WWll vet. So he's talking from handed down legend rather than first hand knowledge.[/i]
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 7:31:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 7:31:29 AM EDT
Ever since I was a little kid, I have ALWAYS thought/bet the first two words of General McAuliffe's reply to the Germans was "Lick my..."
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 7:38:53 AM EDT
I dont care if he said zippideedooda. The man just makes ya PROUD. [^]
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 7:41:45 AM EDT
Kinda modern day version of Hawkeye's bottom sig line.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 7:44:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 8:11:52 AM EDT
One of the most memorable lines in military history.  There's just something so... American... about it!
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 8:16:50 AM EDT
Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 8:21:56 AM EDT
The biggest battle in U.S. Army history, I am glad someone remembers this.  
Noticably absent in the media, is any mention of this.
There will probably be some mention of it next year, being it will be the 60th year since then.

Bilster
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 8:30:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 8:33:27 AM EDT
The eastern front was a meat grinder that consumed massive numbers of men in unbelievably horrible conditions.  However, it should not detract from the bravery of our own soldiers in the face of the enemy, nor should it be used to imply that our guys "had it easy."  

I salute every one of our men who answered the call.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 8:38:18 AM EDT
Dude it's not about being "centric" anything. The stories and the total drama are just incredible! the eastern front was fought with more Barbarity and visciousness than you could belive! when you read about it you won't be able to put the book down. It's like reading Hannibal Lecters memoirs. I just figure if your into WWII you should read about this front before reading about something not really that relevant to the outcome of the war.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 8:41:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By t-stox:
Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.
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I'm sorry, but could you repeat that?  I didn't quite understand what you were trying to say.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 9:00:23 AM EDT
ST[b]F[/b]U
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 9:12:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 9:22:31 AM EDT
I have read all the major books concerning the Eastern Front - from both sides!
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 Well if you have there is no real reason to go on about it is there? which ones did you read, anyway? I dont want to address the whole "battle of the buldge" thing as it could turn into another whole thread.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 9:44:14 AM EDT
[USA]

"And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free...."
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 9:47:53 AM EDT
"They've got us surrounded again, the poor bastards." - General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr., Battle of the Bulge, December 1944.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 10:45:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Zardoz:
"They've got us surrounded again, the poor bastards." - General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr., Battle of the Bulge, December 1944.
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Another great one.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 11:43:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By t-stox:
Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.Read about the russian front, it will change your perspective on everything.
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Has anyone ever told you that you're a complete asswipe?
BTW, I've read about the Russian front.  The thing it taught me was that it would have sucked to have been in the Russian military because they threw their men's lives away like nothing.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 11:49:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2003 11:51:08 AM EDT by MountainMan8]
ilikelegs is going to be supremely disappointed when he opens up this thread. To add insult to injury, his hopes will go back up when he reads "The Battle of the Bulge" only to have them go crashing back down to the deck when he finds out it's referring to the actual battle in WWII.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 12:15:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 12:20:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2003 12:23:12 PM EDT by SteyrAUG]
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 12:42:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 12:58:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 1:07:07 PM EDT
Unless you were really really a lowlife, any kind of profanity was not ever used in front of women or children.  Around the guys oh yeah.

That's another one of those niceties of the gool old days that has disappeared.
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