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Battle of the Bludge 

The Belgian town of Bastogne holds its annual commemoration of World War II’s Battle of the Bulge, with walks and other activities honoring the American soldiers who defended the town from German forces.

American forces defending the town were surrounded by German troops and outnumbered 5-to-1, but they refused to surrender. The town was besieged from Dec. 20 to Dec. 27, 1944, when elements of the U.S. Third Army arrived.

To commemorate the battle, the town each year flashes back to its 1944 self, complete with period vehicles, uniforms and re-enactments include a parade.

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