Battle of the Bulge-- Freezing Winter 1944 WWII "We will, with God's help, go forward to victory" - American Minute with Bill Federer
German commander Heinrich Freiherr von Luttwitz demanded Americans surrender: "Bastogne has been encircled by strong German armored units ... There is only one possibility to save the encircled U.S.A. troops from total annihilation ... surrender ...
If this proposal should be rejected ... German Artillery Corps ... are ready to annihilate the U.S.A. troops."
U.S. Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe replied:
"To the German Commander.
-The American Commander."