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 (bă-stōn′, bă-stôn′yə)
A town of southeast Belgium near the Luxembourg border. It was a crucial point in the US defensive line during the World War II Battle of the Bulge (December 1944-January 1945).


(bæˈstəʊn; French bastɔɲ)
(Placename) a town in SE Belgium: of strategic importance to Allied defences during the Battle of the Bulge; besieged by the Germans during the winter of 1944–45. Pop: 14 070 (2004 est)


(bæˈstoʊn; Fr. baˈstɔn yə)

a town in SE Belgium: U.S. forces besieged here during German counteroffensive in 1944. 6816.
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I was reading the other day about the Siege of Bastogne in December 1944.
Lamar Souter and his medical team's glider was towed into Bastogne under German artillery fire.
No Victory in Valhalla: The Untold Story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Bastogne to Berchtesgaden provides military readers with an in-depth survey of events that took place in 1944, where already-weary paratroopers faced a huge German offensive at the Battle of the Bulge.
BASTOGNE, Belgium, Safar 21, 1436, Dec 13, 2014, SPA -- Braving snowy weather, Americans and Belgians gathered in the Ardennes region of Belgium on Saturday to mark the 70 anniversary of one of the biggest and bloodiest U.
The Battle of the Bulge tour costs from PS329pp, which includes Silver Service luxury coach travel from several regional points, breakfast and excursions to Kampfgruppe Peiper and La Gleize and Bastogne for October 30 departure.
By 21 December, German successes around Bastogne had isolated the St.
In an attempt to contribute to the brigade commander's understanding the environment, the brigade staff developed a commander-centric approach we called the Bastogne Fusion Process (BFP).
After finally getting a break toward the end of 1944, the 101st was rushed to Bastogne to hold the Belgian crossroads town and deny the Germans the ability to advance easily toward the Meuse River during the Battle of the Bulge.
VIII Corps, which was strung out along a long front, and reached the outskirts of the Belgian towns of Houffalize and Bastogne.
He then became a paratrooper for the 101st Airborne Division and was assigned to the "Filthy Thirteen," which participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, the battle for Holland, and the defense of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.
Assigned to the 101st Airborne, Mark was sent from Saudi Arabia to Forward Operating Base Bastogne, where the unit quickly began establishing a presence.
Beyond Brussels is a world f rolling landscaQes, medieval castles, gourmet restaurants and carnivals, of' a quick getaway, visit historic Bastogne.