Bastogne \'44 or \'45
Bastogne '44 or '45

Never have I endured a session such as that we had at Bastogne..., -- great, heavy snows, almost paralyzing cold… so that day or night we never actually were warm, and which combined with combat excitement caused some of us to almost lose control of our kidneys... Thru this we fought, - and fought very hard. Thru the endless woods of the Ardennes we crawled our way thru the hip-deep snow with all the heavy clothes and the impedimenta of 20th century war-making. 

Letter from Germany, March 12, 1945.