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Video—Men and Guns of the Battle of the Bulge, Part 1

On December 16, 1944, Germany unleashed a savage attack on the Americans, initially gaining ground and pushing back the U.S. Army. But the U.S. Army held, and at a little Belgian town with seven roads leading to it, stood firm against the Nazi offensive. That town was Bastogne. It was there that the men of the 9th and 10th Armored Divisions and the infantrymen of the 101st Airborne stood fast. Men like the late NRA Life member Don Burgett, whom we interviewed for this episode. We also tell the story of another American soldier who used his M1 Garand to put accurate fire on the Germans, S/Sgt. Day G. Turner, a man who gave his life for freedom and whose bravery and intrepidity resulted in his award of the Medal of Honor. In this, our first segment on the Battle of the Bulge, we go to the actual battlefield and we cover in depth two of the guns used in the largest land battle ever fought by the U.S. Army, the M1 Garand rifle and German MP44, or Sturmgewehr. To learn more, watch this feature video from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV, and for more ARTV segments, please visit americanrifleman.org/artv.

Additonal Reading:
Goodbye, Don Burgett
Day G. Turner and the Battle of Am Astert   
The Keefe Report: A Return to Am Aastert    
The Men and Guns of the Battle of the Bulge
   
American Rifleman TV: Don Burgett, Part 1  
American Rifleman TV: Don Burgett, Part 2  

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